Tag: censorship

MAHMOOD’S DEN TO BE BLOCKED BY ORDER OF MINISTER OF INFORMATION

29 Oct, '0622 Comments

I just heard confirmed news that this site (Mahmood’s Den) will be blocked effective immediately, together with 6 others (don’t know which yet) by order of the Minister of Information. The memo has been printed and delivered to all the ISP’s this afternoon apparently. I am yet to receive my copy. But if I go […]

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MoI threatens websites.. again.

MoI threatens websites.. again.

11 Oct, '0610 Comments

They’re using that old “protecting Islam” chestnut again, here’s the copy: أغلقت موقعي «صوت الحق» و«إسلاميات» «الإعلام» ترصد المواقع الإلكترونية المسيئة للإسلام صرح القائم بأعمال مدير إدارة المطبوعات والنشر في وزارة الإعلام حسن عون بان الوزارة تحرص على رصد المواقع التي تسيء الى الإسلام والى شخص الرسول الكريم، خصوصا بعد الموجة التي تفشت في معظم […]

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Is our culture so weak?

Is our culture so weak?

8 Aug, '0620 Comments

What possible service does blocking access to information, any type of information, do to a community? The only effect that these restrictions can bring to is the a continued regression into an information black hole which ultimately leads to the regression of a whole nation in its development and competitive chances in a very fast […]

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Another attempt at Big Brother coming up…

3 Aug, '0626 Comments

I can’t believe this, once again the Ministry of (dis)Information has taken it upon itself to protect our true Arabian and Muslim culture and ourselves from ourselves by insisting on blocking some Internet sites it deems offensive and “alien to our culture.” Well who the hell put you as a chaperone for me and my […]

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Irrepressible

28 May, '0614 Comments

Here’s a pledge that I would – and have – taken quite readily: I believe the Internet should be a force for political freedom, not repression. People have the right to seek and receive information and to express their peaceful beliefs online without fear or interference. I call on governments to stop the unwarranted restriction […]

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