SAUDI CLAMPDOWN ON BLOGGERS, NEWS SITES

This is the kind of policy that titillates the statist minds of the EU bureacrats.  “How best to control public discontent and scrutiny in the modern age of the internet.” No doubt they’re envious of the Saudi regime. KGS

THE SAUDI NOOSE

TSN: Soon the noose will begin to strangle, inshallah!

Saudi Arabia clamps down on bloggers, news sites, others

Publishing to the web now requires a licence
03 Jan 2011 14:46 | by Dean Wilson in Dublin | posted in Internet
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Saudi Arabia is beginning a major internet clamp-down, starting with blogs, forums, news sites, personal websites, electronic archives, chat rooms and online ads.

New regulations were approved by Dr. Abdulaziz Bin Mohee Al-Dien Khoga, the Minister of Culture and Information, which will require licences for the operation of an e-publishing site within the country when the laws come into effect in a month’s time,

Anyone who writes on a blog, online newspaper, or similar form of electronic publishing will be required to meet the following obligations: they must be a Saudi national, over 20, hold a high school or higher qualification, be of good conduct and behaviour, and hold an appropriate licence given by the Ministry.

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3 Replies to “SAUDI CLAMPDOWN ON BLOGGERS, NEWS SITES”

  1. Of course they are, they don’t want anyone to have any freedom, that might mean the Royal Family would be out of a job.

  2. Those rules are just the stated rules. The REAL rules will be:
    1. Don’t say anything negative about the Saudi Government or casts a bad light on anything about Saudi Arabia.
    2. Have enough cash ready to bribe the beurocrat reviewing your licence.

    I guess we’d better express our opinions about Saudi Arabia now before it becomes illegal. Would anyone like to express your thoughts on Saudi Arabia?

  3. It is things like this that are waking up the public, while Obama and company will love this the American public will hate it, personally I think the public will win.

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