Monday, May 29, 2006


The Beeb is running a story on Amnesty's new website, which aims to "highlight abuses of rights the net is used for, and push for the release of those jailed for speaking out online."

I've no problem with that. Without the free flow of information we wouldn't hear about situations like Guantanamo. What I do have a problem with is Amnesty assuming my ignorance and displaying a definition of "irrepressible" at the top of the page. Duh-huh! I can barely repress my mild offence.

I'm also not sure about their idea of circumventing censorship since they ask you to add a link to your own pages that sources Javascript from their own domain. I'm sure they'd be better off asking for proper mirrors.

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