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Protect Free Speech!

Amnesty International are calling on all bloggers to stand up for freedom of speech. I'm more than happy to assert my belief that the internet should be free for people to say what they think about things without fear of recrimination from governments, which sadly isn't always the case, especially in countries like China and Iran.

Amnesty highlight the case of Kianoosh Sanjari who was arrested in Iran for reporting on clashes between security ofrces and fighters supporting a cleric. And Chinese journalist Shi Tao used his Yahoo! account to email a US-basedwebsite about an internal government directive instructing journalistshow to handle media coverage of the anniversary of the Tiananmen Squarecrackdown. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison for "illegallyproviding state secrets to foreign entities." Yahoo! provided information to the government that was used in his prosecution.

Stand up for freedom of speech!

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