Lauren Galanter here, Content & Video Manager for My Damn Channel. Today I'm guest blogging something important which I just found out about.
Before joining the My Damn Channel family, I was an editor for Alive in Baghdad. Brian Conley, the creator, has been detained in Beijing. From the statement of Students for a Free Tibet, the group Conley was working with:
"Beijing - Brian Conley, creator of the well-known videoblog, Alive in
Baghdad, was detained with his friend, Jeffrey Rae, early Tuesday,
August 19th in Beijing. Their detention appears to have taken place at
the same time as that of international artist James Powderly, whose
detention was reported Tuesday. Three other bloggers and activists,
Jeff Goldin, Michael Liss, and Tom Grant, have also been missing since
Tuesday morning. Conley, 28, Rae, 28, Goldin, 40, Liss, 35, Grant, 39
are all American citizens."
Our content is different here, but we share the same goal of breaking new ground in online video. Spread the word to help a fellow video pioneer!
The article on Boing Boing
The article on SFT, to be updated with ways to help.
UPDATE: Conley and others given 10 day sentence