Internet Filtering in Morocco



Morocco has now joined the list of countries that filter. RSF reports:

Reporters Without Borders has verified that the arso.org, cahiersdusahara.com, cahiersdusahara.com, wsahara.net and spsrasd.info websites have all been rendered inaccessible in Morocco since 21 November. … A “connection failure” type of error message is displayed when someone tries to access one of these sites.

I can confirm (via proxy) that http://www.arso.org/ , http://cahiersdusahara.com/ , http://wsahara.net/ and http://www.spsrasd.info/ are blocked. The site http://www.afapredesa.org/ is also blocked. The IP addresses of all these sites are blocked. Blocking by IP address usually causes significant overblocking. In blocking these 5 sites, Morocco is actualy blocking 2287 domains.

Here is the breakdown:

134 on 81.221.254.29
1985 on 64.92.111.2
1 on 64.92.111.2
137 on 81.221.254.27
30 on 64.111.115.55

2 comments.

  1. […] (Cross-posted from ICE) […]

  2. I am in Morocco, and found that I could access all sites except for spsrasd.info. However, I have had great difficulty in regularly accessing livejournal, and am thinking that this site might be inadvertedly blocked through the use of the filtering software.

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