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September 25, 2006

A new path to censorship?

Topics: Internet, Liberty

I am sorry for not writing very much but I am really busy lately. But this piece of news is so important I am just going to link to the commentary I wrote in the blog I have for writing about Spain in general terms. An statement by the ex-Minister for Industry, Commerce and Tourism, and now candidate for Catalan Autonomous Government, José Montilla, raised some weeks ago protests from websurfers, although, afterwards everything seems to have been silenced.

In it, Mr Montilla, said that, in the new Law for the Impulse of Electronic Society, the Government will be able to:

"prevent Internet access from Spain to international services or contents whose interruption or withdrawal has been decided by some competent organ". Worrying words, really worrying, because Internet has been and is, nowadays, the real source of democratic opposition to Socialist Government. And the fact that Mr. Montilla did not add if that "competent organ" was going to be judicial or administrative, makes it more shivering. Some people has said it was only a way to test the social answer. Anyway, the law is scheduled to be passed through Congress on the next months. We only have to wait and see -and protest-.

Published also on IBA.

Posted by Eurabian at September 25, 2006 9:53 AM

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