A quick note: Much praise for the Reporters Without Borders "Handbook for bloggers" on the GlobalVoices-website. Maybe it will be useful for academics as well?
"It is the first truly useful book I’ve seen aimed at the kinds of bloggers featured here at Global Voices every day: People who have views and information that they want to share with the world beyond their own national borders. They are often people whose perspectives are not well represented in their own country’s media, and certainly not well reported by the international media.
The Handbook for Bloggers is for people who want to be serious participants in the emergent online global conversation: How to set up a quality, credible blog. How to get it noticed. And.. if you’re in a country where there government might not like what you’re saying, how to avoid getting in trouble when you by-pass the information gatekeepers and talk directly to the world.
The most inspiring section is the “Personal Accounts,” short essays from bloggers around the world about why they blog and why blogging matters."