posted on Dec, 4 2010 @ 09:46 AM
After being ousted from Amazon, WikiLeaks found a refuge for part of its content with the French Internet company OVH. But French digital economy
minister Eric Besson today said the French government was looking at ways to ban hosting of the site. WikiLeaks was also recently dropped by its
domain name provider EveryDNS. Meanwhile, several countries well known for for their disregard of freedom of expression and information, including
Thailand and China, have blocked access to cablegate.__._.
This is the first time we have seen an attempt at the international community level to censor a website dedicated to the principle of transparency. We
are shocked to find countries such as France and the United States suddenly bringing their policies on freedom of expression into line with those of
China. We point out that in France and the United States, it is up to the courts, not politicians, to decide whether or not a website should be