Wednesday, June 14, 2006

This isn't too much fun...

I tend to read the blog Meskel Square quite a bit. It's by British journalist Andrew Heavens, who happens to live and report from Addis Ababa. In recent weeks, Heavens (who is also a pretty incredible photographer btw-check the picture of a child in Harar that accompanies this entry) has blogged about how the Ethiopian government is censoring the internet. Numerous blogs, in fact all that utilize the Blogger platform, are inaccesible from within the country. There goes my idea to write about my trip while in Shashemene next month...

This action is indicative of a much larger problem than simply thwarting my silly travel musings. Amnesty International, alongside the Observer, have begun a campaign called "irrepressible.info" bent on ending online repression of speech.

Read about it, and then stick one of these on your blog:

1 comment:

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