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Flickr is banned!

Flickr is banned!

Du has banned Flickr. This is serious.

March 16, 2009 3:04 by

We just discovered that du banned Flickr. The website had already been banned by Etisalat, but we could still access it through our du connection. And now, it’s gone. Why?

Were the portraits of flowers too racy? Or did the candid photos of the emirates push the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) over the edge?

If there was something offensive on Flickr, why couldn’t the TRA block parts of the website, like what they did for YouTube.

How many more websites will we lose before the censorship board starts to discriminate sensibly?

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