• All Share : 49572.42
    UP 0.91%
    Top40 - (Tradeable) : 44017.78
    UP 0.90%
    Financial 15 : 16256.07
    UP 0.15%
    Industrial 25 : 63538.01
    UP 0.78%
    Resource 10 : 35925.08
    UP 3.08%

  • ZAR/USD : 13.1571
    UP 0.14%
    ZAR/GBP : 20.2491
    UP 0.24%
    ZAR/EUR : 14.8214
    UP 0.37%
    ZAR/JPY : 0.1082
    UP 0.28%
    ZAR/AUD : 9.4251
    UP 0.19%

  • Gold US$/oz : 1129.93
    UP 0.36%
    Platinum US$/oz : 1005.63
    UP 0.22%
    Silver US$/oz : 14.51
    DOWN -0.21%
    Palladium US$/oz : 576
    UP 1.77%
    Brent Crude : 47.76
    UP 0.61%

  • All data is delayed by 15 min. Data supplied by Profile Data
    Hover cursor over this ticker to pause.

Fri Aug 28 09:30:14 SAST 2015

Egypt telecoms authority says can't block YouTube

Sapa-AP | 17 February, 2013 13:02

An Egyptian rights group and the nation's telecommunication's ministry have filed appeals to reverse a court order to block YouTube.

Last week, a judge ordered the government to block access to the video-sharing website for 30 days for its carrying of an anti-Islam video that set off deadly riots last year.

The ministry said this week it cannot block access to YouTube because of high technical costs, adding that it cannot legally monitor the content of social media websites.

The Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression in Egypt said Saturday that it too filed an appeal, calling the verdict "collective punishment."

YouTube has already blocked access to the film in Egypt because it broke local laws.

Past Egyptian verdicts banning websites deemed offensive were similarly not implemented.

SHARE YOUR OPINION

If you have an opinion you would like to share on this article, please send us an e-mail to the Times LIVE iLIVE team. In the mean time, click here to view the Times LIVE iLIVE section.