An introduction

This is a semi-public place to dump text too flimsy to even become a blog post. I wouldn't recommend reading it unless you have a lot of time to waste. You'd be better off at my livejournal. I also have another blog, and write most of the French journal summaries at the Eurozine Review.

Why do I clutter up the internet with this stuff at all? Mainly because I'm trying to get into the habit of displaying as much as possible of what I'm doing in public. Also, Blogger is a decent interface for a notebook

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The cute donkey theory of censorship

I love stories of people resisting censorship; bolshy muckrakers are my action heroes, fags and booze and cynicism included. So I loved listening to the press freedom panel from the Convention on Modern Liberty. Particularly the account of how the Pakistani press, when articles were censored, used to print blank spaces in their place - or, when that too was banned, pictures of donkeys.

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