Yet another Iraqi blogger murdered

In all of the arguments over data portability, the pros and cons of FriendFeed, and everything else tech-geeky, it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that blogging tools have made it possible for more voices around the world to be heard – if you’re willing to listen.

There are many such voices in Iraq, writing personal experiences that sometimes cost them more than just the time it takes to write. One such person, known as BlogIraq, was murdered this week as he tried to get some documentary evidence of corruption in a USAID office in Baghdad.

It’s worth remembering that this is actually what blogging is really about: discovering stories which would otherwise never be told.