Vimeo urges Indonesia to reconsider its ban

2014-05-22 14:21

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Jakarta - Video sharing site Vimeo has written to the Indonesian government asking that it reconsider the block it has put on its platform.

Indonesia began blocking the site last week, saying it was acting on complaints that it contained nudity, which officials in the world's most populous Muslim country consider to be pornographic material.

The letter sent to the government and shared by Vimeo with journalists on Thursday says it prohibits pornography and tries to remove it when it does appear.

The spread of the internet has limited the control that countries used to have over access to media, causing unease among some religious and political leaders, including in Indonesia.

In 2008 Indonesia temporarily blocked YouTube because of videos considered objectionable to Islam.
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