A blogger is a person who keeps a Web log or 'blog' or publishes an online diary.
This personal chronological log of thoughts published on a Web page; also called Weblog has been growing in popularity since the end of the 1990s. Typically updated daily, blogs often reflect the personality of the author, but these platforms also encourage interaction and discussion with others. Bloggers cover most areas from fashion and beauty to politics. Since 2004 Deutsche Welle with its "BoB Award" has honored bloggers who creatively and courageously stand up for freedom of opinion and equality. This is an automatic compilation of DW content pertaining to "blogger".
Yameen Rasheed is the third media figure on the tropical atoll to either be killed or abducted in the past five years. The problem has worsened under President Abdulla Yameen who won a dubious election in 2013.
Blasphemy is legally punishable by death in Pakistan. But allegations are rarely supported by evidence and mobs - like the one that recently killed Pakistani student Mashal Khan - often take matters into their own hands. A Pakistani blogger who had to flee his country due to blasphemy allegation is now fighting for change.
A US judge has granted asylum to Singaporean blogger Amos Yee, ruling that the 18-year-old qualified as a political refugee. Yee has been jailed twice for critical comments on religion and former leader Lee Kuan Yew.
In an interview with DW, Ahmad Waqas Goraya, a blogger who went missing in Pakistan last month, says he has never been involved in any anti-state or anti-Islam activity. He also opens up about his ordeal in captivity.