Filtering by South Korean Government of Pro-North Korean Websites

By: nart on 31 January 2005

Major internet service providers in South Korea were ordered by the Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC) to block domestic access to 31 websites considered to be carrying propaganda favoring the North Korean regime. Tests undertaken by the ONI in December 2004 and January 2005 reveal that South Korean blocking extends to far more than the 31 web sites targeted by the orders. An additional 3,167 unrelated domain names hosted on the same servers as the blocked sites are also blocked. Click Here to read the full bulletin.