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New Sites Blocked in Syria?

A recent smattering of reports from Syria would indicate that the country – named one of the 10 worst countries to be a blogger by the Committee to Protect Journalists – has cracked down further on sites of a certain nature.  The website of Samir Kasir Eyes (, a free speech and free culture organization based in Beirut, was reported to have been recently blocked by Syrian authorities.  Two Herdict reports from Syria confirm inaccessibility (though we’d love to have more!)

Political sites and were also recently reported to have been blocked.

About the Author: Jillian York

Jillian C. York is the Project Coordinator for the OpenNet Initiative and the part of the Herdict team that you should contact if you have any questions about other-language instances of the site or international press. She created most of the textual content on the site, so if you spot something funny, let her know! She's also the face behind the @Herdict Twitter feed.

One Comment to “New Sites Blocked in Syria?”

  1. lmiyakawa:

    Of course you may