Saturday, March 26, 2011

Does Regulating Blogosphere Amount to Impinging on Freedom of Expression?

Further to my blog "Blogger as Intermediary" here's Probir Roy writing in domain-b.com. Excerpt:

"What is with the mandarins in Delhi that when it comes to the digital world they are all only to ready to regulate, monitor and control content? This happens even as traditional print and electronic media still are allowed to be 'self regulating', and 'paid news' given a free run. After all, many of them have their own blogs, Facebook pages and Twitter handles."

Agree with what he says. Why this step-step-step-motherly treatment to bloggers, may I ask? We can't sit and watch our democratic rights being trampled under, can we? Or as mentioned here in my blog are we progressing towards an oligarchy?

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