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Mel Herdon on Sun, 28 May 2006 18:50:28 +0200 (CEST)


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Today Amnesty International and The Observer newspaper launches a
campaign on internet repression... Their featured case for taking
action, is Shi Tao, a Chinese journalist, who was sentenced to 10
years' hard labour for using the internet to tell people newspapers
were being restricted in their coverage of the anniversary of the
Tiananmen Square democracy protests. Yahoo! gave information to the
authorities that was used in evidence for his conviction.

There is an action on Yahoo! in the campaign, and further actions to be
included periodically over the duration of the campaign.&nbsp; Those
interested who have blogs and sites can also publicise the campaign
using a neat little 'fragment' of suppressed information - a great way
to undermine the very nature of censorship by spreading the content of
censored sites innocuously across the globe.

For those who just want to register their voice, there's the usual
pledge...

campaign site http:www.irrepressible.info
articles in The Observer:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/humanrights/story/0,,1784725,00.html

yours
Mel

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