posted on Sep, 28 2007 @ 03:58 AM
I currently live in Thailand which is really into internet censorship. You may be aware of the recent fuss cuased by the banning of Youtube in
Thailand because someone posted something disrespectful to the King of Thailand but there is much worse than that.
The 'Ministry of Communications and Information Technology' have a 'black-list' of websites that they block from ISPs within Thailand and this has
a huge number of porn sites on it - don't ask me how I know
It also blocks sites that the government considers are 'subversive' and given that it is currently ruled by a military junta imposed by a coup last
October that is quite a few. The previous Thai administration was mired in corruption before they were overthrown but the replacement junta has not
covered themselves in glory by supressing free speach in this way. These black-lists are secret and you will never know what is not available until
you can't get access to it. How many steps away from a repressive military junta are the Australian Government?
It is less about the ability to get around it but more the fact that governments think that reading about stuff like 'terrorism' is the same as
being a terrorist.