Censoring News? Sorry, No Way!

In the era of cyber information flow, its increasingly difficult to censor anything. This was apparent when the Nepali government tried to block an interview of Prachanda, the supreme leader of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist). The government raided and shut down Radio Sagarmatha, the first non-governmental independent radio station of South Asia, which was supposed to air the interview of BBC Nepali Service; blocked the BBC Radio FM and blocked the BBC Nepali Service site.

Well that probably served temporarily as many failed to hear the interview. But soon after that the interview was everywhere. Bloggers reproduced and even translated the interview, someone recorded and turned it into MP3 and put it for downloads. Everyone with access to internet could get that in less than an hour of airing.

Wow! Web.

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