Thursday, July 20, 2006

BBC News: Indian Govt Bans Some Blogs

India bloggers angry at net ban
By Soutik Biswas, BBC News, Delhi
Last Updated: Wednesday, 19 July 2006

India's burgeoning blogging community is up in arms against a government directive that they say has led to the blocking of their web logs.
The country's 153 internet service providers (ISP) have blocked 17 websites since last week on federal government orders.
Some of these sites belong to Google's Blogspot, a leading international web log hosting service.


Blog censorship handbook released
BBC News Last Updated: Thursday, 22 September 2005

A handbook that offers advice to bloggers who want to protect themselves from recrimination and censors has been released by Reporters Without Borders.
The media watchdog said it gives people who want to set up a blog tips on how to do so, how to publicise it, as well as how to establish credibility.



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