Without any doubt one can conclude that 2006 has been the year of the great breakthrough of Sargasso. Therefore many people wonder why the fabulous bloggers of Sargasso haven’t showed up on Dutch national television yet? In the mean time many other Dutch quality blogs such as NoStyle, TotallyCunt and AssCool made numerous appearances in popular Dutch television shows like Peacock & Whiteman and As the World Turns. The answer is probably staggering but we might even have turned down all these invitations just because we knew the international orientated weblog of Sargasso deserves a wider audience.
This weekend I (the blogger formerly known as Carlos) will travel to Paris to join the launch of a new international news channel: France24. Together with eleven other international bloggers we will appear in a TV show and meet the journalists of France24 backstage. France24 is a new TV station that is destined to become a leading news channel that competes with CNN and Al-Jazeera. France24 will be broadcast worldwide (through satellite, cable and internet) in four different languages: french, english, arabic and spanish. Having an initial potential audience of 80 million people France24 will try to make a difference by providing more background information and giving special attention to cultural diversity. Here you can see two exclusive previews. France24 recognizes the unstoppable growing importance of the internet by exclusively launching the channel online on the 6th of December. By contacting bloggers from around the world for a contribution to the launch they want to abolish the barrier between internet and television.
The following bloggers will appear at this event:
• rocketboom.com – United States
• sargasso.nl – The Netherlands
• timbuktuchronicles.blogspot.com – United States
• pointblog.com – France
• bookcafe.net/blog – Italy
• billaut.typepad.com – France
• periodistas21.blogspot.com – Spain
• loiclemeur.com – France
• pandemia.info – Italy
• subzeroblue.com – Tunisia
• andfaraway – Jordan
• basicthinking.de/blog – Germany
Update: there is a chance that I get the opportunity to ask some questions to Mr Barroso, head of the European Commission. So what should I ask Barosso? Suggestions in the comment field please.
Disclaimer: I (the blogger formerly known as Carlos) promise that although I will be overloaded with French hospitality and even more excellent wines I will (try to) remain loyal to the Sargasso community by staying as sharp and critical as usual ;-)