Friday, February 10, 2006

"Human rights? But they- they're athletes!"

The Mohammed cartoon debate is raging all over the world. Muslim outrage sets embassies afire and Western governments are frantically trying to put oil on the waves without jeopardizing their stand on freedom of expression.

And in the midst of it all Japan forbids its Winter Olympics athletes to express their feelings, their opinions, their once-of-a-lifetime adventures, in blogs of their choice (The Japan Times Online; free registration required).

Freedom of expression has a looong way to go. I rest my case.

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