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Facebook And YouTube Ban Reversed – A Big Win For Freedom Of Speech In Pakistan.

In Human Rights, India, Technology on June 2, 2010 at 7:14 pm

Generally Pakistan is in the news for all the wrong reasons. Here is one story that needs wider exposure in mainstream media than it is getting.

We can’t have peace and a stable Pakistan if all we hear coming out of Pakistan is news of terrorism, the Taliban and hardline Muslims denouncing what the rest of us believe is freedom of choice. We must celebrate the positive news that comes out of there as well.

A Pakistan court on Monday lifted a ban on Facebook, two weeks after it was blocked when a member of the social networking site used it to host a competition to draw images of the prophet Mohammad. (Full post at Financial Times)


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