Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Egypt In Move Towards Internet Censorship, Likely To Ban Porn Sites
Censoring pornographic Web sites could become part of another crackdown on Internet freedoms in Egypt.
Initial steps to completely block adult online content in the North African country are being undertaken by its military government, the Egypt Independent has reported.
Mohamed Salem [pictured], minister of telecommunications and information technology, said a committee to discuss methods of Internet porn censorship is to be set up by the country's telecommunications and regulatory authority.
In January last year, Egyptian protesters used social media Web sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, to help mobilise uprisings that led to the ousting of then president Hosni Mubarak. However, the revolution did not stop Egypt's military courts throughout 2011 from trying approximately 12 000 civilians, including bloggers and social media activists, according to a report by the Electronic Frontier Organisation.
And the country's government is now shifting the focus of its Web content clampdown to porn.
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Posted by Monica Foster at 11:50 AM