Blogger blocked in Pakistan
The other day a Pakistani friend of mine was complaining about her inability to access blogger.com website. But given the perennial problems she’s had with her so called Worldcall "broadband?" connection, we assumed it was just another outage.
However there are some audible noises in the blogosphere that point to a conspiracy theory: "Blogger.com has been blocked by the Government of Pakistan." If this is indeed true, it’s good news and bad news. Bad news, because it’s a serious infringement of freedom to access information. Good news, because it shows increased IT awareness of the Government of Pakistan. C’mon the GoP is aware that Blogger.com exists, that itself is a feat — kudos!
Oh! another good news is that there would be more users of wordpress.com now.
Although there’s no sign of this news in Pakistani mainstream media, the BBC is carrying a related article.