Global blogger action day called
February 21, 2005 9:31 PM   Subscribe

The global web blog community is being called into action to lend support to two imprisoned Iranian bloggers. (BBC) to lend support to two imprisoned Iranian bloggers. (BBC) The month-old Committee to Protect Bloggers' is asking those with blogs to dedicate their sites on 22 February to the "Free Mojtaba and Arash Day". Arash Sigarchi and Mojtaba Saminejad are both in prison in Iran.
posted by hoder (7 comments total)
i did my part. unfortunately, i have such a tiny readership, it may not matter much.
posted by blendor at 10:45 PM on February 21, 2005

Hopefully they'll produce my free mojtaba and arash. Last time I went and tried to get my free mumia they'd run out.
posted by Captaintripps at 4:34 AM on February 22, 2005

there doesn't seem to be much sympathy round here for this cause...
posted by andrew cooke at 5:42 AM on February 22, 2005

Because bloggers are special.
posted by Ayn Marx at 7:09 AM on February 22, 2005

i'm guessing that's meant to be a snide put-down. but in this case, they really are special - they're performing a function akin to a free press in a society that doesn't allow such things, and are being persecuted for it.

also, of course, metafilter is group weblog of sorts, and it's natural for people to be concerned about others in their community.
posted by andrew cooke at 8:00 AM on February 22, 2005

"others in their community"

Mojatba and Arash are Mefites?
posted by mischief at 8:38 AM on February 22, 2005

yeah all you BLOGGERS have at it. keep BLOGGING away. jee whiz, think of all the people readying your BLOGS. now you're BLOGGING for a cause. boy don't you just love BLOGGING.

goddam i fucking HATE the term BLOG, and more importantly, the vapid sense of self-importance that comes along with you asshat BLOGGERS.
posted by jimjam at 2:52 AM on February 23, 2005

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