Friday, December 03, 2004

Iranian Bloggers in jail. Soon in a country near you?

Reading Miguel's blog this morning I found out that Iranian bloggers are going to jail. I wonder how long it will be before a Venezuelan blogger meets the same fate.

With the "gag" law about to be published in the official journal, and thus going into effect, consequences will come.

News occurring during the day will not be reported into their full graphic impact. People will seek more info during the day. Afternoon newspapers will experience a boom. Internet in Venezuela will boom as it will be the only way to get certain type of news real time. As the government will find out that it cannot hide what it needs to hide, then it will forced into the next step: media and Internet regulation. It is the logic of these systems, they cannot help it.

And I am not talking about the English language blogs, we are just a niche market in Venezuela. There are plenty of Spanish language blogs that will be targeted pronto!

PS: Miguel translates part of the Haydee Castillo interview by Milagros Socorro, an interview referred to in the translation of her Op-ed page that I posted yesterday. Do not miss it.

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