Following my previous post and according to Le Monde, the Pakistani Telecommunications Authority (PTA) announced today, 26th of February, that all Internet providers were instructed to re-establish YouTube access, as the incriminating content was deleted from the website. YouTube Society said yesterday that this Pakistani blocking was responsible for a world wide block to the website for, at least, two hours last Sunday. Although, this amend represents a positive change for all of us, especially for Pakistan, where e-censorship is increasing, the most important issue here is that governments and their associates have more power that we would expect. They seem extremely advanced technologically to have this ability to interfere with websites access all over the worldâ€¦.this seems even more concerning. However, by the end of the day, freedom is still a beautiful word. Will we be ever able to make it a beautiful reality?
Full story available at http://www.lemonde.fr/asie-pacifique/article/2008/02/24/le-pakistan-bloque-ses-acces-a-youtube-a-cause-de-videos-blasphematoires_1015161_3216.html#ens_id=1015172
Picture credits: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/graphics/2008/02/19/eatiger119.jpg