Tuesday, March 28, 2006

SUPPORT PAKISTANI BLOGGERS


As you all know that the Pakistani govt. banned all blogs hosted on
blogspot through its internet gateway. An action group was formed by the
Pakistani bloggers to voice their concerns to the media regarding this
issue (http://groups.google.com/group/AGABBIP). As of 27th Feb, all web
logs having an address with .http://name.blogspot.com went offline in
Pakistan.An alternative to the current blogspot ban is to access you blogs
by http://www.pkblogs.com/

Dr. Awab Alvi (a blogger from Karachi) started a campaign "Dont Block the
Blog" which offers website banners to protest the ban.
(http://help-pakistan.com/main/dont-block-the-blog/)

Additionally, many bloggers have also gathered at various fronts to
protest the ban by sending group petitions to the government and raising
the issue with the media.

Sign the petition.

Reprinted from the Pakistani blog My Red Diary.
RENEGADE EYE

9 comments:

Daniel Hoffmann-Gill said...

Jesus.

Why?

Unbelievable...

celticfire said...

I signed it :)

Umer A. Chaudhry said...

Thank you very much. I was missing visiting my blog as well until I got know about alternate server: www.pkblogs.com

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Deniel,

The Government of Pakistan banned few websites containing blasphemous material. I can't comprehend how they even thought about including blogs in that category.

Lynn said...

Signed.

Fresh Ink said...

Hi,

Agree with the petition. Banning all sites is not the answer.

Joe the Working Schlub said...

Interesting fact: I get about 10-20 visits from Pakistan on the blog a day. Their #1 search term?: "hymen photo."

Those poor repressed fucks.

Jae said...

I'm wondering how Pres. Musharraf will spin this. He touted the "modernity" of Islamic law. Blogging is a way for the oppressed to share their viewpoint and blocking that expression foretells the government's true intentions.

El Patro said...

Just tagged you, Ren.

BWAHAHAHAHA!!

Tina said...

Duly signed in my name and also in Hubby's.

And maybe the hymen photos are due to the fact that they need to know what to look for before they decide if a public stoning is in order.