Pakistanis Join World Blog Resistance

Pakistanis are finding ways to break through the info-crackdown by General Musharraf and his gang by getting Pakistan blog resistancesatellite dishes and becoming info warriors.  They are connecting to the Internet and outside news sources and they are blogging from inside the country and aggregating reports from other bloggers. As we have seen from crackdowns in other countries, information has a way of getting out because people are determined to be free. Lest we forget, this is most powerful and long-lasting pupose of the Internet and it is the obligation of all bloggers to support freedom of expression throughout the world.

teeth maestro is a popular Pakistani blogger and aggregator. He posts today that the Pakistani people are more Pakistani Blogger Join World Resistancewilling to confront the militarists and censors. “It is going to be the most important movement since the movement for the independence of this country,” he writes.

Access Denied Map: Mapping Web 2.0 Censorship is produced by Global Voices Advocacy which seeks to build a global anti-censorship network of bloggers and online activists dedicated to protecting freedom of expression and free access to information online. It is frightening how many countries are actively blocking Facebook or Blogger or Google or even Wikipedia. Alternately, it is encouraging that people are finding ways, some simple, some complex, of breaking through the censors to get information out and to let news in.

Sometimes it is as simple as migrating a blog from Blogger to WordPress (see below for current instruction for Pakistani bloggers). These days political power and the global fight for freedom comes from the power of the blog.

Pakistan Fights Through Blog Resistance

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