Monday, February 21, 2005

Blogging and Freedom

The great thing about blogging is that anyone can start up a site and do it. Even a long-winded geek like me. Unless, of course, you live in Iran, where you can be sent to prison if you dare to start a blog critical of the mullahcracy:

Web logs have become a popular forum for dissent. And the Iranian government has responded by arresting dozens of bloggers.

Some of those detained are reportedly being held in solitary confinement and tortured.

Source: BBC News

The Committee to Protect Bloggers has announced an international campaign on behalf of imprisoned Iranian bloggers Mojtaba Saminejad and Arash Sigarchi. I humbly offer my support, for what it's worth, to this effort.


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