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Censorship on the Internet

Posted by fracardi on May 27, 2007

It’s very interesting to take note on which states are censoring Internet and understand how the blogosphere and, more in general, the net “civil society” is reacting.

A very interesting case is the recent censorship of YouTube in Morocco. The apparent reason is the publishing on YouTube of some movies slandering the King of Morocco. Even more interesting:

a) Only the main DSL provider (partially owned by Morocco state) is censoring YouTube;

b) No official reasons for this blocking is being provided by Maroc Telecom to their users;

c) The Moroccan blogosphere is strongly reacting

http://www.larbi.org/

http://motic.blogspot.com/2007/05/le-blog-de-larbiorg-en-grve-en.html

In my opinion, blocking sites without giving any reason is unacceptable and draw a very threatening shadow on the freedom of expression rights in that specific country.

If you want to know more on this have a look at the “Reporter sans frontieres” site (http://www.rsf.org/rubrique.php3?id_rubrique=273)

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