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Morocco blocks access to YouTube

Yesterday, May 25, 2007, it has been reported by numerous Moroccan blogger that Morocco has blocked access to YouTube video sharing website. There have been many ongoing speculations that the ban followed the broadcasting of material critical of the country's king and pro-Western Sahara. This is the third major sites blocked by the Moroccan filtering regime after Google Earth and Livejournal.

23 comments

  • […] bzw. kritische YouTube Videos über den König von Marokko, ein Grund für die Sperrung sein […]

  • […] petition has been launched by Maghrebism to protest the block of the video-sharing site Youtube by Maroc Telecom (Vivendi International). “We demand that Maroc Telecom and Vivendi Universal immediately stop the […]

  • kate

    plse explain i log on to u tube daily so enough of this bs

  • More services like http://www.strongvpn.com will pop up as users try to get a outside handle on governmental controls.

    There’s really no way to block sites, I don’t know why they try.

  • MUSTAPHA

    Hi Guys

    Could you please get your facts together before writing any thing. as it is very dangerous to start guessing about things………………

  • This is not true

  • John

    Hi just to leyt you all know that it was blocked they do want anyone to see what is going on………in Morocco

  • […] en 2007 tras una orden judicial, mientras Marruecos hacía otro tanto ese mismo año, para impedir la publicación de unos vídeos del Frente Polisario en los que criticaba duramente al monarca, Mohamed VI. Irán, donde  la censura y los abusos sobre […]

  • Osman

    You could just use a VPN service like http://www.sunvpn.com/ to access Youtube in Morocco. I used it a while back from Oman, it will unblock all sites.

  • […] Marroc Telecom, el principal proveedor de Internet de Marruecos no solo ha bloqueado Youtube, si no que ya hizo lo mismo con Google Maps y LiveJournal […]

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