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".
Minna Salami is a Nigerian, Finnish and Swedish writer. She is also the founder of the pan African feminist blog MsAfropolitan, through which she is frequently sought after for ideas as a journalist, keynote speaker, gender specialist, lecturer and consultant. She tells us why she chose to blog about feminism in an African content.
Ahmad Waqas Goraya, a blogger who was abducted and later released in Pakistan, spoke to DW about the threats faced by media activists in Pakistan and the importance of events like DW's Global Media Forum for sharing ideas.