A 'study' by the State Security investigations on Blogs

in «Politics & Human Rights» by mostafa

Warning! This post is very old and may contain information or opinions that are no longer valid or embarrassing.

A leaked State Security document titled 'An analytical study on blogs and electronic journalism' from 2006 was published recently on this site.

It starts with a brief history of ARPAnet and the Internet in general. Up to mentioning how to set up a blog and mentions both Instapundit and Technorati. It is full of inaccuracies and spelling mistakes. A preparatory school student can write a better school paper on the same subject.

The final comment at the end of the paper says "blogs are quickly increasing in number because of the ability to use a site to create one without censorship .. specially that most are being setup outside the country for no charge which makes it easy for the user to publish false information that has a provocative or religious tinge like what happened recently with the sexual harassment incident in down town which was first published by one of the provocative persons called Wael Abbas a member of Kefaya movement."

We have witnesses and videos of the sexual harassment incident. It is a real event that happened. The state security however chose to classify it as false information. While they are living in denial, bloggers around that time started a campaign against sexual harassment.