Today an interesting article appeared on the ZDNet’s web site. Apparently Pakistani Government have cut off any YouTube access to its residents.
Another strike at freedom, another attempt to censor the Internet!
Pakistan has now blocked YouTube entirely from the country, after the video sharing site declined to remove the “Innocence of Muslims” trailer that sparked protests throughout the world.
Attempting to browse to the site results in users within Pakistan being redirected to a page that states “this page is blocked due to restrictions enforced by the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA),” even if the video is not related to the offending trailer.
The PTA has stated that it was ordered by the Chief Justice of Pakistan to block all anti-Islamic videos. It had previously been provided with a list of 753 anti-Islamic sites, which has now grown to 934 sites.
Google’s Transparency Report shows that, at about 7 a.m. AEST (2 p.m. PT), YouTube traffic from Pakistan dropped off dramatically, and states that the site is inaccessible from the country.
Read the whole story here: http://www.zdnet.com/pakistan-cuts-off-all-access-to-youtube-7000004406/
are about to publish have published an article on how to overcome these restriction and access YouTube from within Pakistan. Stay tuned.
What others are searching for:
- THIS PAGE IS TEMPORARILY BEING BLOCKED BY PAKISTAN TELECOMMUNICATIONS AUTHORITY (PTA)
- THIS PAGE IS TEMPORARILY BEING BLOCKED BY PAKISTAN TELECOMMUNICATION AUTHORITY (PTA)