Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Did China Legitimize a Video from the Tibetan Government in Exile?

Time Magazine's blog says yes after they have shut down YouTube in China in a rather heavy handed way. I tend to agree. Banning voices (Christian Science Monitor on the banning of the Dalai Lama from a South African peace conference) and messages (CTV on banning Roger Galloway from Canada) just tends to make them stronger. It's a pity given that I think there is an "other side" when it comes to these issues. Those with power should have learned by now that by attempting to crush a message, you often have quite the opposite effect.

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