Blogging for Freedom

In two years, 30 bloggers have been arrested, interrogated, tortured or imprisoned for speaking out against repressive regimes, according to Anoniblog, a new Web site for bloggers in repressive countries. The site offers tips for evading authorities in Arabic, Persian, English and Chinese. "Contradicting the fictions of a tyrant requires at least as much discretion and common sense as bravery," says one poster. "Someone who cares about his future can do no good mute." The site has links to programs that encrypt e-mails and obscure a message's origin. Jesse Ellison