Censorship: News website Rolling Stones accessible again

The website blocked since 2011 has now been made accessible.

Web Desk May 10, 2013
The site was taken down in Pakistan when it published a blog questioning the country's military spending. PHOTO: www.rollingstone.com

PAKISTAN: The website of the American news magazine, Rolling Stone that has been inaccessible to Pakistani internet users since 2011 was reopened earlier this week.

At least 13 Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in Pakistan had blocked the website shortly after it published an article highlighting Pakistan's excessive military spending. The article was written by Rolling Stone blogger Matt Taibbi.

Earlier this week, internet users, much to their surprise reported they could access the website again.


Pakistan has taken to censoring a number of websites in the past for various reasons, including blasphemy. YouTube has been inaccessible in the country since September 2012.


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