(o) Possible Explanation for Blog Blocks
It seems there are some very real concerns about national security and, from the PM's comments in the Fiji Sun, blogs could be part of the issue. Two important events are taking place: the Attorney-General's two day meeting at the Warwick Hotel on Cybernet Crime, and the announcement of the Budget. Both events will attract a lot of attention. Anti-Government activists wishing, for example, to deter more tourists from visiting Fiji could well target one or both events. I also understand that there are widespread rumours of a "political party" seeking to more actively destabilize Government.
If this information is accurate, I still think a better option for the PM is it make it public rather than blocking blogs and other means of communication. This leave people -- most importantly the Fiji public -- guessing about causes, and prevents those who support him from doing so more publicly. I understand that the blogs are now (Friday morning) unblocked!
I will not comment further until there's something more substantial to report. But readers' ideas on the situation, and how Fiji readers may access at least this blogsite, would be much appreciated. Please comment in "Comments" below, or email me.
STOPPRESS One easy way to access a blog is just to go to http://unblockandsurf.com/ and type the web address (e.g., www.crosbiew blogspot.com) in the box provided.