Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Clandestine Radio in Weblog Form

Radio Free Nepal is the name of a new weblog from Nepal. In other times, perhaps a clandestine radio on shortwave would have been the answer. Now we're seeing a weblog instead.

King Gyandendra of Nepal has issued a ban on independent news broadcasts and has threatened to punish newspapers for reports that run counter to the official monarchist line. Given that any person in Nepal publishing reports critical of "the spirit of the royal proclamation" is subject to punishment and/or imprisonment, contributors to this blog are publishing from Nepal anonymously.
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