Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Blogger Censorship Finally Ends

This week, the Republic of Turkey's censorship of the Blogger domain ended where I live! Yea! It's nice to be able to see my blog and not just reach it from the back end.

The Nobel prize-winning author Nadine Gordimer says that “censorship is never over for those who have experienced it. It is a brand on the imagination that affects the individual who has suffered it, forever.”

Even though censorship happened at the domain level, it is really hard not to feel it personally when it happens to you.  I do feel less free to speak my mind.  I don't think it can be healthy for the creativity of a people to be prevented from self-expression. I'm glad it is over.


Rupert Neil Bumfrey said...

Welcome back and remember the worst censor is our own individual imagination!

Jiletli Tel said...

The ban ended because the Turkish Republic is getting ready for a general filtering ban to all websites !!!

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