Saudi Arabia Blocks Blogger and Flickr, Again

Two days ago, the Internet Services Unit (ISU) at King Abdul-Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), the governing body of the internet in Saudi Arabia, have blocked Blogger, denying users inside the country accessing their blogs. They have also blocked photos from the popular photo hosting service Flickr. Users still can log on to the site, but photos are no longer visible.

During the past two years, ISU have blocked the domain BlogSpot.com, where blogs that use Blogger are hosted for free, several times, but then unblocked it. The same thing happened with Flickr, too.

Please help to unblock these websites for users in Saudi Arabia by filling this form, or by sending an email to this address: unblock@isu.net.sa.

UPDATE: Blogger.com was unblocked on Wednesday, but photos from Flickr are still blocked.

18 comments

  • Lynn

    What you gonna do when the minds of a free world develop a mode of power that doesn’t involve fossil fuel

  • Lynn

    I have all the faith that what makes you think that your mentality concerning the civil rights of other human beings will be reposed as muhamad was reposed and if you don’t believe that then tell your children that they live to die for something that can justified in their eyes

  • Orkut.pk is another nice resource to Unblock MySpace and click here to Unblock Facebook or if you want to access Blogger click here Unblock Blogger and browse anonymously and freely :D

  • cmmon u jerks…unblock orkut,,,wat has this to do with blocking stuff

  • sadia

    orkut is bloked here in riyadh..actually it ll go to ur login page but couldnt post any scrp or any comment in any comuntiy..wots the prob with it. plz let me know if there is any other site so dat i can post ne scrp to ma frnds..powerscrp is not wrokng at all nd currntly i am using images.orkut

  • pls send open orkut in saudi

  • Hello! I have found the great way how to unblock blocked site. It’s called SmartHide.

    I use it for a long period of time and even forgot about any restrictions that SA government does for us.

    So, I advice you to try this hide IP software if you really want to access many blocked sites.

  • OilMan

    I lived in KSA for 2 years. Bypassing their blocks is really easy, just get a VPN service (I used http://www.highspeedvpn.com/ ) or a proxy (there are many free ones).

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