Another Bad Week for Free Expression on the Internet, this time Afghanistan

Yet another country has decided to shut down key parts the Internet. Kathleen Reen at Internews reports that, as of this past Thursday, the Afghan Ministry of Communications mandated that all Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in Afghanistan filter websites falling under the following categories:

  • alcohol
  • dating/Social Networking
  • gambling
  • pornography

Reen reports countrywide blockages of Facebook, Gmail, YouTube, and Twitter. The Afghan Wireless Communication Company (AWCC), one of Afghanistan’s two largest telecommunication companies, is referring people with questions to the Ministry of Communications.
http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2010/06/another-bad-week-free-expression-internet

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