ProBlogger: Everything You Need to Know About Inserting and Editing Images in WordPress

ProBlogger: Everything You Need to Know About Inserting and Editing Images in WordPress. “While there’s no absolute rule that bloggers need to include images, most bloggers will include at least one eye-catching image in each post (normally at or very near the start). However, it’s easy to make mistakes with images. We’ve already covered how to obtain images legally so you don’t accidentally infringe on someone’s copyright. But in today’s post, I want to go through the process of uploading and inserting images.”

The Verge: Strict new internet laws in Tanzania are driving bloggers and content creators offline

The Verge: Strict new internet laws in Tanzania are driving bloggers and content creators offline. “In May, Tanzanian bloggers lost an appeal that had temporarily suspended a new set of regulations granting the country’s Communication Regulatory Authority discretionary powers to censor online content. Officially dubbed the Electronic and Postal Communications (Online Content) Regulations, 2018, the statute, which the Tanzanian government is counting among its efforts to curb hate speech and fake news, requires online content creators — traditional media websites, online TV and radio channels, but also individual bloggers and podcasters — to pay roughly two million Tanzanian shillings (930 US dollars) in registration and licensing fees.”

The Daily Beast: Inside the Online Campaign to Whitewash the History of Donald Trump’s Russian Business Associates

The Daily Beast: Inside the Online Campaign to Whitewash the History of Donald Trump’s Russian Business Associates. “The Daily Beast previously reported that a Pakistani blogger had been paid to write an article for the Huffington Post’s now-defunct contributor platform hailing the dismissal of the tax fraud case. That blogger, who went by the handle Waqas KH, said his client, whom he declined to name, had provided the text of the piece in full. HuffPost is a prominent U.S. news source, but on more obscure platforms, used explicitly for search-engine optimization, over 50 other stories have popped up hyping the lawsuit’s dismissal and attempting to insulate Trump from controversy involving Sater and Bayrock. The articles were published over an eight-month period, from September 2017 through June 2018.”

The New York Times: Japanese Blogger Is Killed After Giving Lecture on Online Trolls

The New York Times: Japanese Blogger Is Killed After Giving Lecture on Online Trolls. “Kenichiro Okamoto was an expert on internet crime and a prolific blogger. He studied the ‘dark web,’ a part of the internet that relies on encryption and is often exploited, experts say, for illicit activities and hate-mongering. On Sunday evening, he held a two-hour seminar for about 30 people in the city of Fukuoka, about 550 miles west of Tokyo, advising other bloggers on engaging their audiences and dealing with internet trolls.”

New Blog Series: Genealogy On the Road (The Shamrock Genealogist)

The Shamrock Genealogist: New Blog Series: Genealogy On the Road. “I’m happy to announce a new blog series that I’m starting called Genealogy On the Road. So why am I starting this series? I currently work full time as an IT analyst for a human resources company (it’s a bit hard to explain sometimes what I do). I regularly travel to client sites as well as to offices in California during the year so I thought it would be interesting to help document some travel tips for how you can do genealogy on the road. “

Quartz: Tanzania’s repressive online laws have forced the “Swahili Wikileaks” to close

Quartz: Tanzania’s repressive online laws have forced the “Swahili Wikileaks” to close. “Jamii Forums announced it was forced to comply with a government notice that it apply for an online license or cease operation ahead of the June 15 deadline. As part of the new restrictions, the government must certify all bloggers and charge an annual license fee of over $900. Those defying the new orders face fines starting at five million Tanzanian shillings ($2,200) or a year in prison.”

Middle East Monitor: Egypt targets bloggers, social media users in new draft law

Middle East Monitor: Egypt targets bloggers, social media users in new draft law. “Social media users, blogs and personal website which have more than 5,000 followers will be governed in the same way media outlets are in Egypt, if a new draft law is brought into effect. The Egyptian Parliament has approved draft laws which regulate the work of media outlets, journalists and the Higher Council for Media Regulation yesterday, El-Shorouk news site reported, and referred the laws to the State Council for legal review before they are submitted to the president for ratification.”