Human Rights Issues in Eurasia / Правовые Вопросы В Регионах Евразии

YouTube and LiveJournal Are Blocked In Turkmenistan

Posted by Info on 26/12/2009

Turkmentelecom, the only Internet-provider, updated and expanded the list of websites, blocked for local users. From now on, the ordinary Turkmen web users are not able to visit Youtube. In the last 6 months it was hard but still possible to visit this popular resource. Another famous LiveJournal service for bloggers was also blocked.

Besides websites, unwanted by the government, Turkmentelecom also blocked some Internet connection channels; therefore, some foreign companies, owning corporate networks, cannot access them.

Moreover many private users, owning web resources (websites, email and other), hosted outside the republic, have troubles accessing them.

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