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May 6, 2006

PTA Again Blocks Blogspot

(May 6th 2006 21:00) It has come to our attention that PTA has again blocked Blogspot access to all inernet users in Pakistan. We await more information and will update this site as conclusive findings come forth. The Don’t Block the Blog campaign has issued a Press Release please forward to your area of influnence.

May 2, 2006

Blogspot Ban Lifted

(May 2nd 2006 20:00) It appears as of this moment that the blanket ban on the domain sites has now been lifted. This has been confirmed by various sources (bloggers) in Pakistan. We would like to think that our collective efforts had to do with the unlifting of the ban. But rest assurred our […]

April 27, 2006

Slap the Block Proxy –

The creative mind of a few local Pakistanis Yasir Memon & Naveed – has created this nifty utility for those individuals in Pakistan stuck behind the Government supported censorship on our Internet The way this service works is that you can simply go-to where blogname is “” Alternatively head on over to – […]

March 31, 2006

Pakistan Blocks Wikipedia

(March 31st 2006 13:00) The Pakistan Internet Exchange (PIE) controlled by Pakistan Telcommuncation Authority (PTA) has started to block the entire domain of Wikipedia. Wikipedia can be considered to be the single largest storehouse of knowledge having 3.5 million pages hosted on the domain. It seems as if the authorities are extending their censorship on […]

March 25, 2006

Free speech is a global issue

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March 25, 2006

Pakistan’s Blog Blockade

Published in The Washington Post by Jeff Morley “Americans will support the Pakistani people as they take further steps toward democracy,” declared President Bush at a state dinner in Pakistan last Saturday. One of those steps, say two Pakistani bloggers, would be to restore the country’s access a huge number of blogs on the Internet. […]

March 25, 2006

Chock-a-Blog? No more

Written by: Mehreen Zahra-Malik Publihsed in: The Friday Times The government’s enthusiasm to block sites hosting the blasphemous cartoons has led to the demise of blogging in Pakistan The Danish cartoon controversy has claimed yet another victim here: Pakistani bloggers. This is how it goes. On February 27, the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) directed all […]

March 6, 2006

Don’t Block the Blog

Joining hands to Condemn Censorship of Blogs in Pakistan LAUNCHED BY THE ALVI-E TEAM (Awab Alvi & Omer Alvie) on March 3rd 2006, this is an online campaign to support free speech of Pakistani bloggers and internet free speech in general. Support our cause by copying the banner code (below) to your web site. Since […]