Monday, February 11, 2013

Egypt Blocks YouTube For A Month

Egypt Court Bans YouTube Over Innocence Of Muslims Trailer -- The Guardian

Month-long suspension of website over anti-Muslim film a 'backwards step' for free speech, says human rights group.

YouTube has been temporarily banned in Egypt for carrrying an anti-Islamic documentary that triggered deadly riots across north Africa and the Middle East in September.

In what human rights activists have called a backwards step for internet freedom, Judge Hassouna Tawfiq ordered the government to block access to the video-sharing website for 30 days after the trailer for Innocence of Muslims sparked outrage.

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Update: Egypt court orders YouTube to be blocked for a month for hosting anti-Islam film, 'Innocence of Muslims' -- New York Daily News/AP

My Comment: A bad sign on where Egypt is heading.

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