Due to a short-notice, work-related meeting I need to attend I won't be able to travel to Daugavpils to report from there about the European Parliament elections 2009. :-(
Since I will be home on Sunday then, I have just offered the district administration to be a voluntary electoral assistant (poll support) because they were looking for those over the last weeks. If they'll need my help, I will be working on Sunday, if not I will try to report live about what is going on in Berlin and Germany.
And that is the difference between a private blogger and a journalist:
Blogging and reporting about what is going on around has to be behind work on the priority list.
As a private blogger, I cannot guarantee to be somewhere, to report about everything important. I can just try. This is why we will need professional journalists today as we will need them in the future: To ensure continuous coverage of politics and society.
Still, it is a pity that I won't be able to be in Daugavpils this weekend.
What I can do as a compensation is to offer to anyone living or being in Daugavpils to publish an article about the elections here on my blog.
You would be the replacement for my eyes and ears, but you may take whatever perspective you like, pro- or anti-EU, socialist, liberal, conservative or undecided. If you want to connect this with an advertisement for your business, your project, your region etc. I am open to include this, too!
Just contact me and tell me who you are, what you do, and what you would like to write about!