This might be old news to some of you, but I just read in Boing Boing that the Pakistani government has blocked the ubiquitous Blogspot.com domain for hundreds of bloggers in Pakistan.
As Danial Ahmad suggests this action by the Pakistani government may be in retaliation of some bloggers posting (or reposting) the defamatory cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad which first appeared in a Danish newspaper.
In any case, please support Pakistani bloggers and get your very own Don’t Block The Blog decal for your site here.
Isn’t it a tad bit ironic, though, that this ban went into effect after President George W. Bush left Pakistan after his hand-shake visit with Gen. Pervez Musharaf? Did the Pakistani government wait till the leader of the free world had departed their country before curbing people’s rights? Imagine the PR romp if the censorship had occurred before W’s visit. Yikes!
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