Aug 062009
 
 August 6, 2009  Posted by  Non-U.S., Online

The Iraqi government has decided to crack down on internet service providers and ban sites that incite violence or carry pornography, officials said , a move that has been strongly criticised by freedom of speech advocates as a dangerous first step toward political censorship.

The plan to strengthen government control of content and usage will require internet cafes – and later the service providers as well – to obtain licenses that are subject to government review and cancellation if compliance requirements are not met.

Read more in The New Zealand Herald.

Thanks to Brian Honan for this link.

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