Saturday, July 14, 2007

'Sex & Dubai' gets blocked by Etisalat

In an unusual term of circumstances, Etisalat - the UAE's only internet service provider has banned the regional blog of Sex & Dubai.

Although this blog does not contain offensive nor pornographic material, it has been sought out as 'an offense to national UAE culture' because it reports on several date scenes which could fictional and tells them from a woman's point of view.

It is not just the blog that is at danger here but there is also the matter of freedom of expression that is so scarcely allowed these days amongst third world developing countries, especially of the GCC region. So, in a matter, this decision not only has an impact on the said blog, but also affects bloggers of this region and worldwide.

To know more of the story, click here.

To sign a petition demanding that Etisalat unblocks the blog, click here.

Remember, this decision affects us all. So, if you're not doing it for yourself, do it for the others' right to free speech.


Twister said...

when will etisalat stop this habit of killing mosquitoes with sidewinders?

Sleepless In Muscat said...

i am asking the very same question Twister.

believe me..

And the same goes for every ISP in the GCC if not the Arab world