Saturday, April 12, 2008

Indonesia restores access to YouTube

From Reuters:
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's Internet service providers have restored access to YouTube and other Web sites that carried a Dutch lawmaker's film that accuses the Koran of inciting violence, an industry official said on Friday.

Isnawan, vice chairman of the Indonesian Internet Providers Association, said service providers would only block access to pages carrying the film by Geert Wilders, leader of the Dutch anti-immigration Freedom Party, which alternates images of the September 11, 2001 attacks and other Islamist bombings with quotations from the Koran.

The move followed protests by web users who said they were disadvantaged by the banning of several sites including YouTube, Multiply and My Space.

"We don't need to block the sites but only links that broadcast the film. If the film is moved to another site, we will keep on chasing and block it,"
Isnawan said. Read more

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