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The Line of Freedom And The Brief IMDb ban in Pakistan

Screenshot from the Short-film The Line of Freedom.

Screenshot from the Short-film The Line of Freedom.

On November 19, 2013 Internet movie Database IMDb was banned in Pakistan until the 22nd of November, when the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) ordered ISPs to unblock the website. It is being alleged that ‘The Line Of Freedom‘, a short-film on the ongoing human rights crisis in Balochistan, is the reason why IMDb got banned in the first place. Pak Votes reports that most of the movies Google results, its theatrical trailers on major video hosting websites even its reviews are banned from viewership within the country.

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