Saudis censor swimming suits online (among other things)
Thursday, August 29th, 2002
A study of Saudi censorship shows limits on information about women’s advances, writes the NYTimes. “The ‘Women in American History’ section of Encyclopaedia Britannica Online (www.women.eb.com), which summarizes the women’s rights movement from 1600 to the present, is blocked. IVillage (ivillage.com), a popular American advice and support site for women, is also blacklisted.” Other blacklisted sites: www.rollingstone.com, www.wbr.com, www.seznam.cz, www.theonion.com, and www.ifrance.com See most of the list here. The study notes that “28 pages were blocked from Yahoo’s Swimming & Diving category.” Interesting that no bloggers made the list.