Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Bloggisti unite!*

*Bloggers Unite!

Though, for obvious reasons, I do not normally get involved nor comment on Italian politics or government policies I am with Italian bloggers on this one.


On July 14, 2009, Italian bloggers will muzzle themselves in the Web as well as in Piazza Navona in Rome, at 7PM where they will meet to protest against an Italian government bill (the Alfano decree) introducing a number of new rules which will limit the freedom of expression in Italian internet. The so-called "obligation to rectify" imposed to the manager of an information site (blogs, social networks such as Facebook, Twitter etc) [....] download english version.pdf


14 luglio - San Camillo de Lellis

7 comments:

David said...

I'm still not sure from this what the Italian government wants to do, exactly (though nothing would surprise me from Berlusconi).

You can't, however, answer that today as you're in quarantine...

Sling said...

I find this type of thing more than a little disturbing my friend.
I'm posting the sign on my blog in support of the bloggers in Italy.

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

well, that's just plumb scary. I refuse to think that the free thinking Italians will allow that to go on without a big ass fight.
anything I can do ..let me know..js

Mom said...

I came here from Sling's site to join you in protest. this is not acceptable - very disturbing.

BigAssBelle said...

that's terrible. what's the purpose behind this? can you write more about this honey? :(

Elizabeth said...

What in the world are they thinking? What is it that they want to "rectify?" Have they said?

sageweb said...

This is amazing..ythis should be making world news..it isnt something that just Italians shoud be protesting on their own.