The Committee to Protect Bloggers has declared February 22nd as Free Mojtaba and Arash Day. The commitee asks that bloggers dedicate their blog to the release of Iranian bloggers Motjaba Saminejad and Arash Sigarchi.
Reporters Without Borders points out the irony that Iran, which is now "undergoing the Middle East's biggest-ever crackdown on online free expression," is also a participant in this week's U.N. preparatory meeting for the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), which will be held in Tunis later this year. RWB rightly asks: "How can Iranian officials parade at a UN summit on the Internet at the same time as they are jailing bloggers?" Good question.
Time for the blogosphere to start caring about global internet governance before thuggish governments try to take it over under U.N. cover.