Saturday, 24 March 2012

Communications Service-Internet Providers-Representatives-Local Access-Tajikistan

Tajikistan blocks access to Facebook and news sites

DUSHANBE (Reuters) - Tajikistan blocked local access to Facebook and two Russian-language sites that published an article critical of its long-serving president on Saturday, representatives of two Internet providers said. The shutdown was ordered by the state-run communications service, the local Internet providers told Reuters, requesting anonymity. Users who tried to access Facebook or the two websites, which published a story critical of President Imomali Rakhmon, were automatically re-directed to the home page of their provider. ... read more..

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