For reasons yet to be articulated by the authorities, the government has directed local Internet service providers to block access to a handful of Web sites that are hosts to blogs, including the popular blogspot.com, according to government officials and some of the providers.
As ususal, it is all about fear and control. Disturbing news indeed. To me, democracy demands free speech. Without that basic right, "democracy" is simply a screen for autocratic power. Hopefully the government will do the right thing and back down from this simply awful choice.