Thursday, October 26, 2006
UNPRECEDENTED CASE OF CENSORSHIP IN GREECE
ATTN: INTERNATIONAL MEDIA

An unprecedented case of censorship against www.blogme.gr, a search engine for Greek blogs, has provoked hue and cry in Greek blogs. The case was made known by an e-mail sent by the search engine's administrator, Mr. Andonis Tsipropoulos, to all listed members yesterday evening. By this e-mail the administrator informed members that a Greek public figure -whose name has not been disclosed as yet by Blogme.Gr- prosecuted the search engine for what he/she regarded as slander in one of its listed blogs! The administrator was arrested without prior notice last night at his residence. He spent the night behind bars and was taken today to the Distric Attorney wearing handcuffs. His company - funded by an unemployment subsidies' program - has been forced to suspend its operation. Mr. Tsipropoulos has in overall sustained great damage on a professional and personal level alike.

In his e-mail, Mr. Tsipropoulos wrote: "This is the first time ever that a search engine - a site collecting information on the web - has been associated with the content of a web log and sued for it. Never before has an offended individual in a democratic country resorted to a
lawsuit of this kind till this very day, with the exception of repressive regimes. Most recent examples are Singapore and China. However, even in these cases the lawsuits were against the blog administator, and not a blog directory that collects information such as Blogme. [...] As a result of this selective prosecution, Blogme has become the sole website collecting information that has sustained the implications of this action, among hundreds of similar search engines in the Greek and the World Wide Web, many of which display in different ways the contentious blog in their results." Mr. Tsipropoulos goes on saying that Blogme.Gr does not wish the prosecution of other search engines and that it does not pass an opinion on the blog in question or any other blog or web page content which it does not countersign. According to the Greek legislation, this case is directly associated with all that applies to the freedom of press and the information society in Greece.

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posted by Serenity at 18:53 | Permalink |


23 Comments:


  • At 26/10/06 21:50, Blogger ΠΡΕΖΑ TV

    Σωστοτατη!!!

     
  • At 26/10/06 22:18, Blogger Alexandros

    μια μικρή διόρθωση, οι χειροπέδες είναι handcuffs

    :-)

     
  • At 26/10/06 22:28, Blogger Serenity

    Thanx, το έγραψα βιαστικά... :-p

     
  • At 26/10/06 23:06, Blogger the_return

    Εύγε!

     
  • At 27/10/06 01:33, Blogger Rodia

    Το μετέφερα ήδη στο
    www.kivernologotexnia.com


    Ευχαριστώ:-)

     
  • At 27/10/06 02:18, Blogger allmylife

    Μπράβο σου όμορφη.
    Μαζί σου.

     
  • At 27/10/06 05:32, Blogger Serenity

    @ The_Return: :)

    @ Rodia: Εγώ σ' ευχαριστώ!!! :)

    @ Allmylife: Καλώς τη μου την κούκλα... :)

     
  • At 27/10/06 08:44, Blogger magica

    :)

     
  • At 27/10/06 10:02, Blogger Ghost-hunter-gr

    Πάλι διεθνώς ρεζίλι θα γίνουμε...
    Όπως τότε με τα games...

     
  • At 27/10/06 10:09, Blogger Serenity

    Magica: Χαμογελάκι και σε σένα :)

    Ghost-Hunter-Gr: Σ' αυτό είμαστε σταθερή αξία....

     
  • At 27/10/06 10:59, Blogger Chris Mantas

    sto cnet.com exei blogs einai to noumero 1 e-mag gia 8emata texnologies. kano paste se merika blogs to miniima opoios 8elei as mpei se blogs dimiografwn na to stilei

     
  • At 27/10/06 12:42, Blogger Serenity

    @ Chris Mantas:
    Έβαλα το κείμενό μου στο cnet.com ως comment στο άρθρο "Reporters Without Borders plans censorship cyberdemonstration" (στο media blogs).

    http://news.com.com/2061-10802_3-6129950.html?tag=tb

    Σ'ευχαριστώ, Chris.

     
  • At 27/10/06 15:10, Blogger zappa

    the amazing thing is that Greece is the only "democracy" that tries to censor blogs. China is a dictatorship, and Singapore is a father knows best state

    nuff said

     
  • At 27/10/06 15:11, Blogger zappa

    weird thing....greece going along with a dictatorship (china) and a father knows best capitalizt state (singapore)

     
  • At 27/10/06 15:32, Blogger Serenity

    @ Zappa: This is an unprecedented and isolated incident which Greek bloggers find extremely shameful and condemn.

     
  • At 27/10/06 19:18, Anonymous Anonymous

    Μπράβο, μπράβο, μπράβο!

     
  • At 28/10/06 03:58, Blogger routerjoc

    Γειά σου Yamyinar ;-) Συγχαρητήρια για το Αγγλικό Post έτσι να το διαβάζουν και οι ξένοι.... παράκληση ανοίγεις τα σχόλια και σαν μη-blogger user ώστε να μπορούμε οι wordpressakhdes να αφήνουμε σχόλια.

    Ευχαριστώ Γιάννης.

     
  • At 28/10/06 11:36, Blogger Serenity

    @ Advocatus Diaboli: Bonjour, cherie.

    @ Routerjoc: Η επιθυμία σου, Γιάννη, πραγματοποιήθηκε. Σ'ευχαριστώ για τα καλά σου λόγια :)
    Βασιλική

     
  • At 28/10/06 13:07, Anonymous Anonymous

    Εύγε!
    Να και μια ωραία κίνηση άξιας λόγου.

     
  • At 28/10/06 14:31, Blogger Serenity

    @ Άβατον: :)

     
  • At 29/10/06 22:17, Anonymous Anonymous

    Μπράβο!!!

     
  • At 30/10/06 14:07, Blogger Chris Mantas

    serenity, sto cnet evala k ego kapou allou enw evala k add. comment sto diko sou gia na se stiri3o. opoios mporei as valei comments gia na anevei k na exei hits k na fanei sto poli kosmo pou mpenei ekei.

     
  • At 30/10/06 18:30, Blogger Rodia

    Εριξα και'γώ τον οβολό μου στο
    kivernologotexnia.com και περιμένω ανταπόκριση από Πορτογαλία. Ιδωμεν...