Thursday, September 17, 2009

Bangladesh Learning Internet Censor

Bangladesh Interior Ministry has informed BTRC about 84 websites, some operated from abroad perhaps by NRB's- for encouraging pornography and prostitution. As a country with traditional culture it faces the dillema of balancing freedom of speech, adult right for pornography, commodification of women, and ruling parties need to silence opposing points of view. During the massacre at BDR early this year, the government also tried to block in vein Internet sites including youtube, when leaked video showed angry army officers shouting vehemently at the prime minister.

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