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President Bush and online media’s growing impact

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President Bush’s interview schedule on Wednesday offered a telling snapshot of the growing clout of on-line media.The president had three meetings with reporters on Wednesday – and two of the three were with journalists from on-line outlets.

Blogging for freedom

Bush was to meet with bloggers from Belarus, China, Cuba, Egypt, Iran, and Venezuela “to discuss their use of blogs to push for democratic change and greater freedom,” White House Press Secretary Dana Perino announced in her press briefing on Wednesday.

Six of the bloggers were to be in the Roosevelt Room with Mr. Bush, two were to be linked in by videoconference. The session was part of the administration’s commemoration of Human Rights Day.

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