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Pakistan - Violating free expression, authorites block Twitter for nearly 12 hours

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders deplores the fact that the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) blocked access to the social network Twitter for almost 12 hours yesterday on orders from the Ministry of Information Technology because of “blasphemous content,” namely a Prophet Mohamed cartoon competition. “Blocking access to a social network, even for a few hours, is an unacceptable violation of freedom of expression and access to information,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Aside from its (...)

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