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On The Disappeared Blogs

It was Meskel Square that first sounded the alarm on the disappearance of blog spot blogs yesterday.I wanted to check for myself, and I tried to open a number of them and all I got was, ‘Error’. I tried  again and again but they were consistently unavailable. Sad news.

Another mindless exercise on the parts of this regime. How long will it continue acting the way it does?

Well.It is not a new thing. Blogs have always been observed here under a skeptical and hostile microscope.With the regime dragging this country into authoritarian rule, that’s no surprise. 

But it is not time to give up.There must be some ways of unblocking the blogs.

If you know how to unblock them, drop a line and let us know. It is better doing something than nothing.

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  1. curious
    November 29, 2006 at 6:23 am

    Your blog seems to be working just fine…

  2. Arefe
    November 29, 2006 at 9:08 am

    Hi, curious, mine is word press, not blog spot blog.Except the blog spot blogs, all the other still could be accessed.
    This is what Global voice has to say on November 28’s post,
    The bulk of Ethiopia’s bloggers disappeared from Ethiopian computer screens for the second time in seven months this week.

    All sites hosted by the popular Blogspot platform stalled when internet users tried to log on to them through their Ethiopian Telecom Corp dial-up connections.
    For more go to,

    http://www.globalvoicesonline.org/2006/11/28/ethiopias-bloggers-disappear-again/#more-17973

  3. curious
    November 29, 2006 at 2:47 pm

    Arefe, your blog is one of the very few ethioblogs with any interest with your cultural posts….most of the blogs you’re mentioning are a platform where frustrated, inaccurrate/false info. spreading people compare Ethiopia…to say North Korea (or Iraq…ok took it a bit too far). Eventhough i believe in freedom of expression..bla bla i just can’t be sadened in the disappearance of these sites

  4. Yaya
    December 14, 2006 at 9:55 am

    Do y know acess all z sites using this site,
    http://www.alltheweb.com/ ?
    very simple.

  5. Yaya
    December 19, 2006 at 3:32 pm
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