Egypt prosecutor orders Internet porn ban

Nov 07, 2012
An Egyptian man tries to access a website at an internet cafe. Egypt's state prosecutor has ordered a ban on Internet pornography, after a previous court order to do so was not implemented.

Egypt's state prosecutor on Wednesday ordered a ban on Internet pornography, after a previous court order to do so was not implemented.

State prosecutor Abdel Meguid Mahmud "ordered a block on pornography sites," his office said in a statement.

The official Al-Ahram newspaper reported on its website that the order was directed at the interior, telecommunications and information ministries to "take steps to block any pornographic pictures or scenes on the Internet."

An administrative court issued a similar order in 2009, ruling that "ruins ."

But , now under the rule of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, does not appear to have banned any websites, unlike several other countries in the region that have tried to restrict access to political or pornography websites.

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chromosome2
1 / 5 (1) Nov 09, 2012
I love how you can tell how someone feels about porn by whether or not they spell out the -ography part.
antialias_physorg
not rated yet Nov 09, 2012
I love how you can tell how someone feels about porn by whether or not they spell out the -ography part.

I hope you are aware that this is a translation and that they don't speak english in Egypt?