Monday, January 7, 2008

Internet Blocking in Saudi

Saudi Arabia is on the Reporters without Borders list of '13 internet enemies' .

The Saudi government’s official internet blacklist is believed to affect more than 400,000 websites, ranging from the sites of political organisations to those of unrecognised Islamist movements and pornography sites.

Saudi Arabia does not hide its online censorship concentrating on pornographic content, targeting opposition websites, Israeli publications, or sites dealing with homosexuality.

Blogs also pose a problem to the Saudi censors. Last year they tried to completely block access to the country’s biggest blog tool, But now they just block the blogs that are deemed unacceptable.

No comments: