Sunday, 30 November 2008

An Addition to the Blog

The more regular visitors to this blog will notice an addition to the list of links etc on the right.

The Amnesty International Irrepressible Content initiative is a campaign to counter censorship across the world. The web is a great tool for sharing ideas and freedom of expression. However, efforts to try and control the Internet are growing. Internet repression is reported in countries like China, Vietnam, Tunisia, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Syria. People are persecuted and imprisoned simply for criticising their government, calling for democracy and greater press freedom, or exposing human rights abuses, online. Amnesty International is calling on anyone who has a website or blog, to help them spread the word and undermine unwarranted censorship by publishing censored material from the Amnesty database directly onto their site. As a blogger who has talked about the struggle of the Czech people for freedom under communism of course I had to get involved.

The feed from Amnesty changes every time the blog loads. If you have a blog, do join me - click on the feed and load the html on to your site. The more people take part the more we show that freedom of expression cannot be repressed.

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