I just received this from my mate Curt at the Committee to Protect Bloggers, part of a campaign to try and secure the release of the journalist Jill Carroll who has been held in Iraq for many weeks now. It seems like a good idea to me and it is something very simple for any blogger to do – just add it to you blog and try and think some positive thoughts, you can make it your good deed for the day:
Jill Carroll, a freelance reporter working for the Christian Science Monitor newspaper, was kidnapped in Baghdad over two months ago. All indications are that she is still alive. The Monitor has started a campaign, using Iraqi television, to distribute a video asking for Iraqis to help find and free Jill.
Jill is not a blogger but she’s got that spirit. She’s an independent intellect who is fascinated by the world and has a desire to speak what she sees. So let’s not leave it up to the newspapers and television stations. She’s ours as much as theirs.
So, I would like to ask every blogger who gives a damn about individual human life and the individual human voice, to post a link to this video on their blog, to blog about Jill and to pass along our concern to friends, family and other bloggers. Of greatest import are Iraqi blogs and blogs in the Arabic and Muslim worlds that may be read by people in a position to do good for Jill.
Here’s a link to the Jill Carroll video.
Let’s tag these posts “blogjill.”