13 February 2013

Stories from 13 February 2013

Netizen Report: Censorship Edition

This week's Netizen Report begins in Egypt, where a court has ruled to impose a month-long ban on YouTube in response to the controversial film, "The Innocence of Muslims." From there, we move to Russia, which has shut down almost 600 websites under recent legislation to protect child development. Then, we go to Azerbaijian, Palestine, and beyond.

Egypt: Court Orders YouTube Ban

On Saturday, February 9, an administrative court ordered a 30-day ban on YouTube and all websites linking to an anti-Islam film, "The Innocence of Muslims". The movie sparked turmoil in the Middle East when it was first published last year. The ruling may not be enforced immediately and it is likely to be appealed.