First of all, my apologies for being gone for so long. My internet connection at home has been unreliable for a few weeks.
I write now, again, to focus your attention to Arash Kamangir's blog, and particularly his
article about Bluehost (a blog hosting service) scrapping the blogs of Iranians as it fears it's illegal for an American company to deal with Iran and Iranians.
You should definately read his articles, but the gist of it is: Iran is under economic sanctions to pressure the government into reforming the country. In the current political climate the only vehicle of free speech Iranians have are their blogs. To shut down blogs because of the sanctions is helping the Iranian regime rather than hurting it.
- Arash's blog:
- His article on Bluehost: http://www.gozaar.org/template1.php?id=1222&language=english
Mid East Youth has an excellent article on keeping attention for imprisoned bloggers:
(apologies if my links don't work, you have to copy paste them to your browser window. this is because of a problem with the computer I'm using to blog on currently)