The diary of a Saudi man, currently living in the United Kingdom, where the Religious Police no longer trouble him for the moment.

In Memory of the lives of 15 Makkah Schoolgirls, lost when their school burnt down on Monday, 11th March, 2002. The Religious Police would not allow them to leave the building, nor allow the Firemen to enter.

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Anonymous Blogging Guide 

A series of guides has now been published for people who wish to, indeed need to, blog anonymously. They can be found here.

As their introduction says

Across the globe, countries that discourage free speech have followed their citizens into the blogosphere. According to one count, in the last two years at least 30 bloggers (and there are no doubt more) have been interrogated, arrested, tortured and sentenced to long prison terms for the "crime" of speaking critically about their governments.

The first five guides are

Saudia Arabia (in Arabic); also useful for bloggers in other Arabic-speaking countries that limit free speech.

Iran (in Persian).

China (in Chinese).

Malaysia (in English)

Zimbabwe (in English); also useful for English-speaking bloggers in other African countries.

What truly self-respecting democracy would want to end up in that list?

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