Livejournal inaccessible in Kazakhstan

Blockpage Kazakhstan

This screen shot of a Kazakh Blockpage was taken when access to the popular blogging platform Livejournal.com has been blocked. Source: Blockpage Gallery

Kazakh Internet users seem to be unable to access the popular blogging platform and social network Livejournal.com through Kazakh major ISPs. According to Reuters Canada, only a small number of Kazakh Livejournal bloggers still can access the website through smaller ISPs or through the use of proxies. Livejournal.ru, however, seems to be accessible.

Kazakhtelecom's IT Director denied that his country is blocking access to Livejournal, while a spokesman for Russian online media firm SUP, which owns the blogging service, said “Livejournal itself was not blocking Kazakh users.”

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