The Olivebranch Network
has been alive as an idea for a little under two months today- and has already started to grow and has the potential to reach people. Today I was informed of an article about bloggers and Jill Caroll in which the Olivebranch Network was used as a source!
Excellent :) here is the link: "Bloggers Try To Reach Journalist's Captors In Iraq
here is the mention: The Olivebranch Network credits Baghdad-based blogs for getting the ball rolling for Carroll's release. BoingBoing appears to be leading the U.S. effort. The postings circulating here state that Carroll has the independent "spirit of a blogger."
---- On the contrary to this I would like to say the real campaign in the US was lead mostly by two bloggers who have not been mentioned in this article:
MadCanuck and Fayrouz whose campaign to help the widow of Jill's interpreter was highly successfull and became one of the most important motivators behind the continuation of the campaign for Jill's release. (It is important to note that most campaigns for jouranlists or foreigners abducted in Iraq lose steam very quickly and receive limited publicity in Iraq).
None the less it's a great article. Go have a look and post about Jill TODAY. Put this link in your blog posts - http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0113/carroll_update.html#psavid