Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Internet Access In Indonesia Blocked Because of "Fitna"

Indonesian companies which make the Internet available to users have blocked access in order to make Geert Wilders' anti-Islamic film Fitna unavailable, following a government demand that they do so. The film, which Mr. Wilders has made accessible on the net, has been widely criticized for its portrayal of the religion and its holy book, the Koran. The most popular sites affected include YouTube and MySpace, but blocked access necessarily poses a problem for anyone in the country who makes a living from the Internet. Read more here.

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