Melissa at Boris Johnson’s blog pointed out this article on the BBC News site:
“A large part of the attraction of the internet is that it goes below the radar,” he said. “Generally it’s more difficult for the government to be able to control it.
“Its real value is as an open window onto what’s happening elsewhere in the world,” he said.
This set me thinking about how the internet is (ab)used in other repressed countries. After a couple of Google searches, I finally came across this page, from Reporters Without Borders. Plenty to be going on there, I feel.