Nepal bans major websites in name of controlling adult sites

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Access denied to the websiteYes, another venture to control the adult websites from the country, Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA) has ordered all the Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in Nepal. Few years ago there was a similar blocking purposed but later it was relaxed, why??? (we don’t know nor do the officials have answers.)

It seems like our information and communication experts need extreme update on their knowledge. When will they know that blocking Facebook in the whole country will increase the productivity of the Government Offices (a big nuisance?) This time all the 45 ISPs of the country are ordered to block all the major (???) adult websites which include those operated illegally from the country as well.

This blocking is so immaturely done that they have blocked some major websites for information, communication, news and sharing sites. They have blocked whole range of Google’s Blogger (*.blogspot.com sites) which means around 12thousand of Nepalese blogs hosted in blogspot will no longer be accessed inside the country. The authorities should learn to block only those sites which adhere to their policies.

Huffingtonpost.com, sfsi.org, blogspot.com, springer.com are some of those we tested before writing this article. Though NTA said that on their initial phase just 60 porn sites would be blocked, and that would only consist of the websites (URL) provided by web users (and the question remains who will report that blogspot or Huffingtonpost is an adult site???)

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blogspot.com sites blocked in Nepal tsdeposits.blogspot.com

Officials from the Home Ministry and NTA say that this action of blocking adult sites in the country is taken in order to control the youth addiction to the porn and rape cases in the society.

Sometimes before, many rumors about blocking Social Networking Sites like Facebook was heard for the reason of blocking being the misuse of internet in Governmental offices. However, the rumor remained rumor.

What we find even more noisy is that major news websites of the country are freely advertising those so called blocked-adult sites in their websites? Nepal still remains backward no matter how much private organization do for the IT development. Authorities should learn to execute the exactness of being correct.

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  1. bhatechor says

    Bhate nagarik news le ta blocked website ko list nai publish gareko chha, fokad ma advt gareko ho kya ho??? yo link hernus, maile chahi advt garna khojeko hoina hai… http://nagariknews.com/infotech/19752-2010-10-27-14-55-00.html

    1. anonymous says

      Hait!

  2. Snow Leopard says

    Sabai chor haru ko natak ho, desh bikash ko kaam garna nasakne haru ko chala mala ramro chhaina,

    arko site http://www.nepalitimes.com/blogs/thebrief/2010/10/28/nepal-bans-huffingtonpost-com/ le pani sabai link raakheko chha,

    sabai khate hun yaar

  3. Akash Shrestha says

    blogspot chahi kina block garnu paryo…………………………………….
    guyz learn to run blocked sites from youtube…………..

  4. Sanjeev Klum says

    Twitter is full of tweets regarding this matter, and techsansar really did good.

    Nepalese policy makers and netas should learn what **adult** really means, right now blocked 16k+ sites with all subdomains of blogspot

    from Twitter @Ekendra

  5. Durga says

    This is a nuisance to block major websites in the name of controlling adult websites. The example as given blogspot.com is one of the most used blogs around the world and also in Nepal. This shows that the persons in the concerned post are only in the post by force of known relatives in ministry or here and there.

  6. Sanjayadixit says

    I just found out about this site and then have been going thru d articles as I find interesting…..what d heck the sites like Huffingtonpost.com, blogspot.com, springer.com are completely normal sites…the news site, the blog site and then the site for research materials. I have been using these sites since long there is nothing like adult content in them..before blocking any sites detailed study should be carried out and then only can d sites be blocked with legitimate reasoning.

  7. Sanjayadixit says

    I just found out about this site and then have been going thru d articles as I find interesting…..what d heck the sites like Huffingtonpost.com, blogspot.com, springer.com are completely normal sites…the news site, the blog site and then the site for research materials. I have been using these sites since long there is nothing like adult content in them..before blocking any sites detailed study should be carried out and then only can d sites be blocked with legitimate reasoning.

  8. Rabindra says

    हा हा हा !

  9. Rabindra says

    हा हा हा !

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