Tunisia: is Youtube blocked?

Update: It's been confirmed that Youtube is being blocked by all Tunisian ISPs since November 2nd, 2007.

Several Tunisian bloggers are reporting today not being able to access the popular video-sharing site Youtube. One Tunisian blogger who has done a traceroute from Tunisia to check the block has sent us this screenshot:

Youtube Tunisia

If it turns out to be true, Youtube will be the second video sharing site blocked by Tunisia. Since September 3rd, 2007, Tunisia is still blocking access to Dailymotion.

52 comments

  • Hi
    In fact all the isp in tunisia get their traffic from the ATI (tunisia internet agency) and the censorship is made by a commercial US company just before it’s sent to the ATI this is how everything is blocked . if You make a gprs connction with a foreign ISP the site will work.

    Sad truth ….

  • TunB

    YouTube was still accessible here in Tunisia if you entered from the UK site. However, it seems that the Tunisian government has caught on to this and has now blocked access to YouTube from all international sites as well. This latest development happened on 18 February 2008.

  • TunB

    I found that there are still two YouTube sites available in Tunisia. Here they are:

    http://ru.youtube.com/
    http://tw.youtube.com/

    This is at least as of 19:17 (local Tunisian time) on 22 February 2008

  • Tunisianbelle

    Does anyone know WHY Tunisia blocked YouTube? And does anyone know if the block is temporary or permanent?

  • […] des sites web 2.0 en particulier (Youtube, Google Earth, Livejournal). Hier, mon ami Stupeur m’a appris la nouvelle de la censure de Youtube. Avec ça, la Tunisie devient le seul pays au monde à […]

  • TUnis visitor

    I also noticed this when i was visiting Tunis late March 2008, I couldnt access youtube. I had to VPN back to my coporate network (out of Tunis) then use youtube. I also tried to use a free proxy it was not suprise that they are blocked too.

  • This is sparta

    Many thanks TunB…ru website is still available
    THIS IS SPARTTTTTTAAAAAAAAA….

  • Moi

    Rapidshare is blocked too ?

    why ? we dont know !

    they close websites without asking or annocing that !!!!!
    where is liberty

  • […] blocked access to both popular video-sharing websites, Youtube and Dailymotion, in order to prevent Tunisian netizens from watching video content featuring […]

  • ESS FOREVER

    THIS DAMN AUTHORITY HAD blocked all youtube in the world
    I dont know why ??????????????????????????

    ENNEMY OF INTERNET GOD DAMN

    I HATE YOU A LOOOOOOOOOOOT

    FREEDOM PLZ I WANNA LIVE IN FREEDOM

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