Sudan blocks YouTube over anti-Islam film
KHARTOUM (AFP) - Sudan has blocked access to Internet video-sharing site YouTube over the anti-Islam film that has triggered outrage and deadly unrest across the globe, the head of the telecommunications authority told AFP on Wednesday.
Mr Ezzeddin Kamel told AFP that the national telecommunications commission imposed the YouTube ban from Sunday after Google failed to respond to requests to deny access to the low-budget film mocking Islam.
"We had to block the site. At first we tried to block access to the film itself but we were unable to do so... after each attempt more links to it were available," he said.
Mr Kamel said that the Sudanese telecoms authorities sent a request to Google on Saturday to remove the trailer for the film, but had received no reply.