December 01, 2009

You Have Been Subliminally Warned

When we blogs noticed that access of Fiji-based audience of our blogs was found wanting, we should have known it was a sign of things to come.

Now the illegal military regime has announced a new decree criminalizing Internet or cyber offences. Which, if, argued by their FICAC shoddy lawyers could mean anything internet-based. And certainly inclusive of blogs.

The decree has been lauded by the illegal President and former coup-mongerer & high court judge, Nazhat Shameem who seems to be boldly showing her hand now more than ever.

But the subliminal warnings have been very loud from the illegal military regime. Inner circle member, and also illegal Reserve Bank chief, Sada Reddy is a key proponent as well as the treasonous ring leader himself. Hell even the now sans bible-pounding Police Force pitch their views while conveniently ignoring an instance of the same crime that they and their ilk were party to. And as twisted ironies can only go in Fiji, way back in March 2008 the heinous internet crime against Graham Leung was vociferously denounced (as an attempt to appear "independent & impartial) by the treasonous Director of Human Rights at that time, Shaista Shameem.

The fact of the matter is that in the current environment of media censorship, the blogs are offering views on the state of play of things happening in this country. Some blogs are pro-military regime in slant, but they too have their place in the global world of freedom of expression and information. At the end of the day, the people must decide who they trust enough to want to hear from.

What remains to be seen is how far and how fast they can manipulate this decree to lock down the blogs.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

gotta catch 'em first!