Saturday, January 08, 2005

Dan Gillmor on Grassroots Journalism: Iran Government Censors Blogs

Iran Government Censors Blogs

Hoder reports:

Friends in Iran, journalists and technicians, are saying that judiciary officials have ordered all major ISP to filter all blogging services including PersianBlog, BlogSpot, Blogger, BlogSky, and even BlogRolling.

They have also ordered to filter Orkut, Yahoo Personals and some other popular dating and social networking websites.

This is bad news. Iran's previous willingness to let the blogosphere emerge was a sign of progress. Now the regime is showing its fear of people's voices.

I hope some proxy servers and other workarounds get put into place quickly.

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