13 Nov '12, 9am

Government blocking of YouTube leaves Afghans frustrated:

Government blocking of YouTube leaves Afghans frustrated:

Related Read more from Stars and Stripes reporters' notebooks Afghans at an Internet cafe in Kabul on Nov. 12, 2012. The popular video website YouTube has been blocked in Afghanistan since a controversy in September over a film trailer that ridiculed Islam's prophet, sparking violent protests across the Middle East. The blocking of YouTube raises fresh concerns about freedom of speech in Afghanistan. Heath Druzin/Stars and Stripes KABUL — At the height of the furor over a crudely produced U.S. movie that insulted Islam’s prophet, Google and YouTube went dark in Afghanistan amid concerns Afghans viewing the video would turn to violent demonstrations, as they did in the wake of a Quran-burning scandal. Google and Gmail came back quickly, but YouTube, the popular video website, is still blocked, annoying many Afghans and raising questions about the government’s commitment to ...

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