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Wednesday, April 09, 2008

The two new and controversial laws from the Indonesian ministry of Communication and Information  

The Communication and Information Ministry of Indonesia has made two controversial decision in the last two months. Both of these decree have gained lots of critics nad disagreements.

The first one is the law that try to regulate the online activities in Indonesia. The law states that we have to be responsible for what we expose in the internet. A really sucks consequences is awaiting us if we break this rule: spend 6 months or pay Rp 1,000,000,000 ($9,000,000).

The law also banned all website that has s*xual content in it.


The second controversial decision is regarding the 'Fitna' movie. The ministry has "urged" all the ISP's in Indonesia to block websites that still expos the video (youtube for example).

As the result, when you're in Indonesia, you can't access youtube anymore.

My opinion regarding these two laws is that I think it is the minister's personal "holly war", because he (M. Nuh) is a very religious man.


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