Martha Payne, the 9-year-old blogger in Scotland who went viral documenting her school lunches for two months has been shut down by the local council. The blog had caused visible improvement in the quality of the local school lunches, and had raised £2,000 for a food charity. But Martha was called out of class yesterday and told she could no longer take photographs in school because of a newspaper article. Martha protested that she doesn't write newspaper articles. Her father made an inquiry, as the school had supported Martha's efforts, and found that the new rule came not from the school, but from the Argyll and Bute council. No explanation was given for the council's decision. Link -via Wired
Update: Today, the council at least temporarily reversed its decision, and placed the blame on the newspaper. Link -Thanks, Walaka!