Friday, November 10, 2006

13 Internet Enemies

I thought this was worthy of bringing some attention to. Reporters Without Borders has just released their annual list of countries that stifle free speech on-line. The entire piece can be accessed HERE, and you might also want to visit the Reporters information page HERE for more information of course.

You can also have your voice be heard against these countries by voting HERE. I just did.

The site lists 61 cyber-dissidents and bloggers that are imprisoned worldwide. Scary stuff.

4 Comments:

Blogger Guerreiro Had this to say...

Hi.
Just added one of your cool buttons to my new blog.

For many years I thought that all over the world the 20:00 TV news had the highest share in all TV channels and that newspapers with political affiliations was a rare and wondrous, albeit ridicule, thing. The biggest shock of my adolescence was to find that that is only true in countries whose name ends in "land". Now in my adult days i find disturbing that laws passed in other countries (whose name doesn’t end in "land") are limiting my rights for free expression in the internet.
My country is ranked 10th in the above list. But the fight for free speech is not to be fought in the backyards. I loose a battle every time a German blogger can't have a swastika pictured, every time an Arab blogger can't criticise theologists, every time a blogger can't post a picture of her husband's fine ass, every time someone can't use the word "ass"...

Thank you for fighting.

10:50 AM  
Blogger Anastasia Had this to say...

For those planning to go to the countries in question, here's a link that enables access to banned blogs:

http://www.pkblogs.com/

7:06 PM  
Blogger Tom Had this to say...


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He likes this site !

3:05 AM  
Anonymous Australian broadband service provider Had this to say...

People who are against internet freedom are obviously taking advantage of their power for personal benefits.

5:58 PM  

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