Pakistan’s YouTube Ban Is Lifted And Then Reinstated As Observers Worry About Internet Freedom

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http://techcrunch.com – Pakistan lifted, then very quickly reinstated its ban on YouTube after a few hours when efforts by the government to filter out blasphemous material proved unsuccessful. Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf had ordered the video sharing site blocked in September after YouTube refused to remove the low-budget anti-Islamic film “Innocence of Muslims.” Access was restored for a few hours on Saturday, but Ashraf issued orders to reinstate the ban after seeing that blasphemous content was still accessible. On his Twitter, Pakistan’s interior minister Rehman Malik said the government (IT news)