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Algeria Joins Filtering Fray

Categories: Algeria

Algeria is the latest Arab country to join the ranks of Internet filterers, leaving only Iraq, Egypt, Libya, and Lebanon without widespread filtering. The first report of a blocked site came about a week ago, when users on Twitter reported www.rachad.org, the site of political movement Mouvement Rachad to be blocked. The sites have since been reported to Herdict [1].

The blog Algerian Review outlines [2] the filtering and calls on Algerian Internet users to sign a petition against the creation of a filtering regime.