Monday, June 13, 2005

Disturbing News about blogging censorship in China!

I feel like spreading this news because, if you are new to blogging or don't realize how much freedom you have in posting, its very shocking to know that in China they are making everyone with a blog register with the government!!!!

'Big Brother is watching'!!!

[Net-Gold] China orders bloggers to register with governmentChina orders bloggers to register with government
Associated Press
Tuesday June 7, 2005
The Chinese authorities have ordered all weblogs andwebsites in the country to register with thegovernment or face closure in Beijing's latest attempt to control online dissent. Commercial publishers and advertisers could be finedup to 1m yuan (へ6,000) for failing to register, according to documents on the Chinese information industry ministry's website. Private bloggers or websites must register the complete identity of the person responsible for the site, and the ministry - which has set a June 30 deadline for compliance - said 74% of all sites had already registered.

More at http://www.guardian.co.uk/china/story/0,7369,1501184,00.html

1 comment:

Darren said...

This really shouldn't be to surprising. I mean China is a communist nation after all. Certain civil liberties that we enjoy in the U.S. do not apply to other nations. Since all newspapers, television programming, and really anything said in China is censored and mostly "state" created, this is really just a logical step for their government. They have already censored all web pages hosted on servers in China, in that they control all content on the machines there.
I agree that it is unfortunate, but personally I saw this coming a long time ago.