16 July, 2006

Blogspots Blocked By Some Service Providers in India

Just when we thought we have a blog going we’re faced with this irritant hurdle of censorship. Many here in India have not been able to access any site with the trail blogspot.com for last three days. Initially, I thought it was particular to me till I reached the Google help thread and found there are many who’re suffering. One person on the thread even claims that her service provider confirms a government diktat to block sites with the trail blogspot.com. These might be used by terrorists to communicate. But this is preposterous. There are hundred other ways of communicating on Internet. I wonder how many of them will be blogging and surely blogger.com is not the only service that provides you with blogging facility.

Further, Neha Vishwanathan is keeping a tab on this. You may check out the progress here. I wonder, is there a way we can make our voices reach the Indian government and the blogger admin? Any suggestions?



Blogger Chameleon's Karma said...

So you reckon theres terrorism against writers happening as well??

17/7/06 10:07  
Blogger Dan Husain said...

Well, if not terrorism then surely harrassment. :-)

17/7/06 10:22  
Blogger Enemy of the Republic said...

How absurd! But I'm not surprised. I've read some unbelievable hate blogs which still can exist, whereas a stably minded one is seen as a threat? What are people afraid of? Ideas sometimes are all we've got.

18/7/06 05:28  

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