And Now For Something Completely Different

That is my last Monty Python reference, I promise, and besides, I have something serious I want to talk about right now.

Web censorship. I encountered this everyday in China. For instance, I could never access any blogspot blogs, many news sites, and most especially, Reporters Without Borders. (An organization which teaches journalists and bloggers how to stay out of jail, fights for the rights of journalists to do their jobs, and alerts the world to censorship and incidences of imprisonment, persecution or death of journalists around the world.)

The government of Bahrain has blocked access to Mahmood’s Den, one of the Arab world’s most read blogs, due to his coverage of an election scandal within Bahrain. If this at all bothers you (and it should, because the world needs more bloggers like Mahmood, especially within the Middle East.) go to the Unblock Mahmood’s Den site and sign the petition.

Then, if you like, visit the Den and find out what all the fuss is about. If you are in Bahrain or another country where access is blocked, try this mirror site.

Join the Blue Ribbon Online Free Speech Campaign
Join the Blue Ribbon Online Free Speech Campaign!

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