Net Censorship in Uzbekistan

by Nathan Hamm on 6/10/2005 · 3 comments

T-Moor has been having a hard time getting to his website. He found out that both it and his father’s website were being blocked and only accessible by proxy in Uzbekistan. Understandably, he finds the government’s claim that it’s not blocking access absurd.

Well, Mr Minister, why don’t you tell this to my website visitors!!! The funny thing is that both, my and my dad’s website are totally educational sites. There is nothing political, only books and reference materials. I have to tell you that I am pissed off and I even wanted to place a special logo on my website, but then decided not to, since they may “block” me in the prison too and I think that someone has to take action. But how, this is the question, how can you explain these dumbheads that blocking the net will lead to nothing but only frustration and mistrust.

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Katy June 10, 2005 at 10:21 am

If I was T-Moor, I’d try to be a bit more anoy. in these times. Just my 2 cents.

Nathan June 10, 2005 at 10:23 am

I know. I was a little surprised. I probably wouldn’t have even pointed it out if he hadn’t left a comment with a link to the post.

T-Moor June 10, 2005 at 11:28 pm

I know I have to be careful, but while I was writing this, I was very mad and the funny thing that after some few hours my website was back online. I think that we are being closely watched…

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