Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Blogger Blocked In India-Violation of freedom to speak!!

I was not able to access my blog for last few days thought it was some problem with blogger, till i saw the following news item... Highly objectionable act by the Goverment.. straight violation of the right to freedom of speech...
Indian Government Blocks Web Access
Action Mirrors That of China (Source-Washington Post)
"India's Internet regulators have started blocking several Web sites, following the lead of China, where government censors heavily restrict the flow of online information. India's department of telecommunications sent an order late last week to Internet service providers to block several Web sites, according to a department spokesman. The spokesman, Rajesh Malhotra, declined to disclose the contents of the letter or discuss the order, saying it was a "confidential exchange of information between the department and the operators." Several telecom operators confirmed that they were directed to block more than 15 Web sites. Close to a third of those are home to blogs, or personalized Web logs, such as Blogger.com and Geocities.com."

3 comments:

Amanda M said...

Geesh...hope that all gets worked out soon. This week was the first time that I'd seen readers access my blog through pkblogs.com - seems to be a proxy reader of some sort? Glad you could get through in any case.

Sumer's Radiology Site said...

thanks, seems are like things are settling down was able to access my blog through one of the networks.. hope it all gets worked out soon!!

Moof said...

If that happens again, you're welcome to join us for free on Blogsplot.net. Just say the word.

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