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Facebook Blocked in Uzbekistan

Coinciding with Reporters Without Borders release of the Press Freedom Index on October 20, Facebook was blocked in Uzbekistan for a day when the report listed the country as 163rd out of 178 countries. Ranked near countries such as Libya and Cuba, the Eurasian country was placed only slightly above China (171st), Iran (175th), and […]

Iran Blocks Ars Technica

The popular news and tech site Ars Technica recently discovered that their Iranian readers can no longer access their site. After publishing a story on the Stuxnet worm that infiltrated Iranian power plant systems, AT found that their traffic from Iran dropped to zero the day immediately following their Stuxnet post. Recent Herdict data validates […]

Tajikistan Government Blocks Three News Sites

In light of Muslim unrest in Tajikistan, national government authorities there have restricted access to the three main news providers,,, and When interviewed, Avesta’s editor-in-chief Zafar Abdullayev criticized the political move: “This is a restriction on freedom of speech. We are trying to objectively report on the unrest in the east but […]

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