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What does a blog have to do to get banned in Syria?

Earlier this year, when we were posting frequently about the Tehran bus workers’ struggle, we learned that Harry’s Place was banned in Iran. As I noted at the time, I was rather flattered that the regime’s internet cops considered us dangerous enough to forbid.

Now reader davem, in Syria, notes that while wardytron’s own blog is strictly “access denied” there, Harry’s Place is still available to Syrian web-surfers.

I’m not sure why. It’s not as if we’ve ever said anything about Bashar al-Assad and his regime that wasn’t angry, sarcastic or generally denunciatory.

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