Internet censorship in Brazil (again)

February 2, 2007 at 6:02 pm 4 comments

© GlobalvoicesIt’s becoming eerily common – Brazilian authorities are once more trying to censor info on the internet. This time it’s the Brazilian Olympic Committee who is prohibiting all the athletes participating at the Pan Am Games 2007, hosted in Rio, from maintaining blogs, photo logs, and personal websites during the games. They also want to prevent any digital coverage of the games to be available online. Apparently, the BOC wants to please the television broadcasters sponsoring the event… You can read more about it here.

What’s wrong with these people??? First of all, when is the tv industry going to stop trying to compete with the internet and decide to fully embrace the technology (i.e. making their services available online)? More importantly, when will Brazilian authorities stop trying to meddle with what people choose to make available on the web and what they can access?? Unfortunately, the country is beginning to be associated with attempts to censor the web… Is this how the Brazilian Olympic Committee wants to make a case for hosting the Olympics?

We’re becoming more and more a Banana Republic…

Entry filed under: Brazil, censorship, Computers, Internet.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Denise Arcoverde  |  February 3, 2007 at 3:05 am

    Menina, eu não sabia disso, um absurdo.

    Reply
  • 2. guerson  |  February 3, 2007 at 11:43 am

    pois é… influencia da TV Globo… absurdo completo

    Reply
  • 3. gigalo  |  February 26, 2007 at 3:27 am

    hi

    Reply
  • 4. gigalo  |  February 26, 2007 at 3:28 am

    hello

    Reply

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