January 01, 2007

Strangling freedom of speech

This is not new. We have seen it in places like China and Bahrain. Hossein Derakhshan reports that the Ministry of Culture in Iran has announced that all Iranians who hold a blog or a website should register them within two month. He cites that this action of trying to regulate freedom of expression is contrary to Iran's constitution and calls to disrupt the initiative by the concept of hacktivism. This is one war which should be fought prior to any other. Freedom of expression is more precious than anything and is the identity of a free human being.
"Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties." - John Milton 1608-1674, British Poet


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