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December 4, 2007

Senate Bill 1959

Just to clarify the issue of Free speech, where examples are given of openess in the Western countries (specifically the USA) in comparison to the restrictions on free speech in Pakistan, South Asia and the East, here’s something that is likely to make your hair stand on end. This example epitomizes the changes that are […]

February 14, 2007

News and Competition for Pakistani Bloggers

After the release of the last Donít Block The Blog (DBTB) Press Alert, I’ve been in discussion with several Pakistan based bloggers regarding the problems they are facing accessing specific blogging platforms and blogs in general. While Teeth Maestro expertly continues to source technical solutions to the problem, I’ve been updating with various international (free […]

February 3, 2007

DBTB ALERT – Press Release

For Immediate Release 3rd February, 2007 — ALERT ! — PAKISTANI BLOGGERS SHOULD NOT UPGRADE TO BLOGGER BETA It has been over eleven months since the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority has enforced a blanket ban on the entire blogspot.com domain and so far there seems no recourse to the ban despite the repeated attempts of a […]

January 31, 2007

DBTB – Update

As the blanket ban on blogspot is still persisting after many months, Don’t Block The Blog (DBTB) team would like to remind and recommend Pakistani bloggers that to ensure your continue to have a voice in the blogging community, it is essential that you now choose alternative venues for hosting your respective blogs other than […]

July 18, 2006

Blogs banned in India

(July 18th, 2006) – Update: It seems that the authorities in India have also decided to enforce a blanket ban on Indian blogs. The Don’t Block The Blog team strongly support the rights of all Indian bloggers and the cause of free speech. The concerned authorities should lift this unfair ban as it cannot be […]

May 30, 2006

Blogspot Ban Returns

(30th May, 2006 – 1:00pm) As suspected that our celebrations would turn out to shortlived, the Blogspot.com domain blanket ban has returned, as verified by several of our credible blogging sources in Pakistan. No (official) word as usual as to why the ban was lifted and why it has returned. We will continue to highlight […]

May 29, 2006

Blogspot Unblocked! (again)

(May 29th, 2006 – 12:30) Through several credible sources (bloggers in Pakistan), we are able to confirm that the blanket blogspot.com domain ban has been lifted and the blogspot blogs are accessible for the internet audience in Pakistan. We do not currently know if the lifting of this ban is temporary, as we have previously […]