Internet has fundamantely changed the way people get free (as in freedom) access information and news. Before Internet, governments around the world could stop control access to their individual benefits. But with Internet it all changed, even in countries with protective regimes you can access Internet freely to a large extend. Many governments around the world tried to block sites and failed to a large extend. I personally believe other than Terrorist and Illegal sites, there should be no ban on any other sites. In the long run it is good for people in power too, to allow free flow of information.
I wanted to do this post on seeing a news article today in MSN India that “Indian IT ministry refuses to ban websites“. Sensible move. What ever is the reasoning behind this, I think this validates the power of Indian Democracy and freedom of speech here.