Blogging from Restricted Countires

You want to blog but your country clamps down on free expression on the web. What do you do?

Rsf-Blogger-Handbook2 Liberty Waits

If you want to start blogging without risking your neck, I highly recommend a new resource in downloadable PDF called "Handbook for Bloggers and Cyber-Dissidents".
You will find 2 chapters that will be of immense value to you:
How To Blog Anonymously (best chapter)
Technical Ways to Get Around Censorship

Some of this info is from How To Blog Safely from The Electronic Frontier Foundation. They say you should:
1. Use a Pseudonym and Don't Give Away Any Identifying Details
2. Use Anonymizing Technologies
3. Use Ping Servers
4. Limit Your Audience
5. Don't Be Googleable
6. Register Your Domain Name Anonymously
Ethan from Global Voices takes this further in "A Technical Guide to Anonymous Blogging"

If you don't have time to read all that . . . then here are 3 services you will find essential:
1. – a free email service for highly encrypted email
2. – an anonymous blog service from the Australians at
3. Visit web sites by starting at and leave your trail behind.

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Andrew Jones has been blogging since 1997. He is based in San Francisco with his two daughters but also travels the globe to find compelling stories of early stage entrepreneurs changing their world. Sometimes he talks in the third person. Sometimes he even talks to himself and has been heard uttering the name "Precious" :-)

1 Comment

  • thanks for giving resources to our brothers and sisters who may have the technology, but not the freedom to use it.
    think globally.
    act locally.

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