Internet activists in Jordan slam ministry’s call to block porn sites

Date: 
1 August 2012
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Internet freedom activists are up in arms after the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology called on Internet Service Providers (ISPs) last week to block pornographic sites for their users.

The activists say censoring these sites would set a bad precedent and violate individual freedoms, citing a UN Human Rights Council resolution issued last month which affirmed that freedom of expression on the Internet is a universal right and urged governments to promote access to the Internet.