Amnesty International issues call to bloggers

by admin October 30, 2006 at 10:36 am

Bloggers asked to show solidarity with oppressed web users

Amnesty International has called on the world’s bloggers to stand up for freedom of expression on the internet.

The human rights organisation believes that fundamental rights, particularly freedom of expression and privacy, are under threat from governments that want to control what citizens say and what information they can access.

Amnesty’s call comes as internet industry players prepare to gather at the Internet Governance Forum in Athens this week to discuss the future of the internet.

The organisation’s action coincides with an appeal on behalf of a blogger in Iran who was detained earlier this month. Kianoosh Sanjari was arrested while reporting on clashes between security forces and supporters of Shia cleric Ayatollah Boroujerdi.

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