Friday, March 03, 2006



AMY GOODMAN: Arundhati Roy, what about the visit to the memorial for Mahatma Gandhi?

ARUNDHATI ROY: Well, you know, the memorial for Mahatma Gandhi is now becoming a favorite visiting spot for all kinds of war criminals. You had Ariel Sharon go there. Then you had the Burmese dictator go there. Now, we have Bush...

audio, video and transcript here.


Apparently, all blogger blogs stopped working in Pakistan right before President Bush arrived and now use is limited. I think they can post, but they can't read blogger blogs in Pakistan!

This guy's blog is one of several I have encountered with this problem.

What do you think?
Here is more info. I can believe it was censorship. It is hard for me to understand how it could be a maintenance issue. It seems one plausible scenario would be that a protest was being organized by a particular blog on blogspot so they shut the whole thing off so that the particular blog would not be identified in the press. I'm speculating, of course.
Wikipedia has the official explanation.
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