AlJazeeraTalk Blocked in Saudi Arabia

Censored in Saudi Arabia

Muhammad Basheer and Amaar are both reporting that AlJazeeraTalk, a popular Arabic youth blog and discussion board, has been blocked to users in Saudi Arabia.

AlJazeera Talk has responded by saying “Thank You Saudi Arabia!” They are asking if the block (which ironically occurred on World Press Freedom Day) was the start of a new war against bloggers or just an unintentional error? They also point out that regimes though out the region are trying to suppress bloggers in one way or another.


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