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Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Blogs can be used for evil

President Ahmadinejad of Iran has gone online with a blog. It is not a case of a head of state embracing new technology, showing his enlightenment and common touch. Iran has the most sophisticated Internet censorship to be found.

So why has he started a blog? Well how could any totalitarian dictatorship let a channel of communication run free?

There is another reason. Ahmadinejad is looking to get a wider audience and another way of communicating his position outside of traditional media.

It is a pity he doesn't let his countrymen do the same.


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