Bangladesh unblocks Facebook after Muhammad row

Bangladesh has unblocked Facebook after officials said the US-based website had agreed to remove caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad and “obnoxious” images of the country’s leaders.Dhaka blocked the site a week ago, angered by the content. see:Bangladesh lifts Facebook ban
Bangladesh has lifted a ban on social networking site Facebook after it removed “objectionable” content about the Prophet Mohammad and the country’s political leaders, the telecoms regulatory agency said on Sunday. Facebook was blocked last week after publication of caricatures of the Prophet that hurt the religious sentiments of the country’s majority Muslim population.”The ban on Facebook has been lifted late on Saturday after the authorities removed the objectionable contents from the sites,” said a senior official of the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission. lifts ban on Facebook [AFP]
Bangladesh lifted a ban on Facebook on Sunday, a week after it blocked the popular social networking site over caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed and “obnoxious” images of its leaders.The Bangladesh Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (BTRC) ordered the country’s international Internet gateway providers to unblock the site after the US-based company agreed to remove the offending images and content.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.