Friday, July 21, 2006


Blogs blocked
Nilanjana S Roy / New Delhi July 19, 2006
INTERNET: Blog censorship, as the government is trying, is a lousy idea.

It started on Friday, when some Indian bloggers discovered that we couldn’t access blogs on the popular Blogspot domain.

Along with Rediff blogs, Blogspot is a key hosting site for Indian and international bloggers. At last count, more than 40,000 bloggers who identified themselves as Indian were hosted on Blogspot.

Initially, the block was limited to a few Indian ISPs, but it spread. Readers couldn’t access any blogs on Blogspot — Indian, American or, come to that, Ukrainian.


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