Monday, May 28, 2007

Annoyed: Censorship

Ok, though I don't live in Morocco, the fact that they are blocking youtube.com and paltalk.com(black(basic/free) nicknames) there bugs me. The censorship doesn't effect me directly, but does effect me through my boyfriend who can no longer view videos on Youtube or talk to me with audio on Paltalk, therefore I am going to add my support to those who are standing against censorship in Morocco and add this image to my site.I haven't had the time to read enough about the issue to really say anything knowledgeable, because I have been out of town, so I will give you the link to the site where I first learned about it.

Jill at The Morocco Report was who's post I read first and then also Morocco Time pointed it out. I learned from Habibi, who hadn't realized it until I told him, that indeed it was true and in addition to the sites mentioned by Jill, Paltalk was blocked as well. It's frustrating for him I'm sure because he used Paltalk for audio with me, as I mentioned above, and also to chat with various other Moroccans who live around the world. It's very unfair that anyone living in Morocco would have to deal with this. So as I said, I add my support to those against it, even if I, living here in the US, cannot really make much of a difference.

You can sign the petition to stop Internet censorship in Morocco *here*

3 comments:

Sidney said...

Democracy is still a dangerous thing for some regimes!
I think many other countries do the same... Thailand, China, etc.

Hadassah Intisar said...

Yes, they do as well.. It's not the first time I've heard of things like this happening, it's just the first time it has effected me or an extension of me.

donwiley2@gmail.com said...

The internet is the first major breakthrough whereby common people can communicate with each other freely. That they would censor it shows they are afraid of losing control. Another example was Chavez who shut down an opposition TV station in Venezuela yesterday.