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WordPress.com Blockage in Thailand

Thailand Censors WordPressDon’t Block the Blog (DBTB.org): Barely a few days earlier Turkey had gone through a similar blockage of the entire WordPress.com domain being blocked for Turkish users. Reports are now coming in that Thailand has also sadly scummed to a similar bout of censorship effectively blocking the entire WordPress.com domain for all internet users in Thailand since August 22nd

The team at Global Voices Advocacy Group has been on top of this issue and has confirmed from a prominent Thailand blogger Prachatai, that Thailand has indeed plunged into a era of WordPress.com censorship

The blocked websites displays a splash screen in Thai which reads

“Sorry. TOT Plc., as an organization of Thai people, has restrained the access to this website as it contains content, text, and/or picture that is unappropriated which affects the mind of Thai people all over the country and cannot be accepted. Screenshot

In an effort to raise awareness Freedom Against Censorship in Thailand (FACT) has launched an online petition do drop by and support the Thai Bloggers.

The entire Don’t Block the Blog team would like to join in this protest for all Thailand Bloggers and Blog readers in their battle for free speech.