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November 4, 2006

24-hour Online Protest Against Internet Censorship

RSF BannerReporters without Borders is organizing a 24-hour Online Protest between 11 a.m. on 7 November and 11 a.m. on 8 November. This protest is to raise our voice against the 13 Governments that are being labelled as ‘Internet Enemies’. We as Pakistanis and activists of the Don’t Block the Blog where we condemn the Censorship of the Internet in Pakistan, would like to join this Online Protest alongside RSF to condemn all countries which are actively blocking the use of the Internet in their own countries

The protest start at precisely at 11 a.m. on 7 November to the next day ending at 11 a.m. on 8 November. Reporters Without Borders have outlined a few things which people can do to show their support. (read the entire list here)

Cyber Demo

Go to www.rsf.org during this 24-hour period, find the list of 13 countries that are Internet enemies and click on an inter-active map of the world to help make the Internet black holes disappear. Every click will help Reporters Without Borders to speak with more force when it condemns the behaviour of those regimes that censor.

Record a message for the founder of Yahoo!

Internet users from all over the world will have the chance to record a message for Yahoo!ís founder from their personal computers. Reporters Without Borders will make sure the messages get to him. Why Yahoo? Because this was the first company to censor its own search engine to curry favour with the Chinese authorities. And it has been collaborating with the Chinese police, leading to the arrest and conviction of freelance journalists.

Pakistanis In Support

Pakistanis fully support RSF in this Online Protest condemning Internet Censorship and strongly stress that the world community should also look at the horrible situation here in Pakistan where the Freedom of Expression remains at the mercy of the Government of Pakistan.

Spread the Word & Make a Blog Post on Nov 7th/8th to Show Your Support

1 Comment(s)

  1. Mani | Nov 5, 2006 | Reply

    Assalam Alaikum,
    I’m Mani and I live in Lahore, Pakistan.
    I also condemn the blocking of internet any where in the world. But as far as my information is, Pakistani Government has blocked some blogging sites because they had published the blasphemous drawings/pictures/caricatures of our Holly Prophet (Sal-Allah-ho-Alaihe-Wassalam), if its true than they must block it. But they have blocked the whole domain (the case ob blogger.com & beta.blogger.com), instead of blocking some blogs involved in this condemnable activity.

    I want the government to lift the ban from the domain except those individual blogs.

    Tell me how can I help you in this campaign?
    Thanks,
    Mani.

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