Petition against internet censorship

Following the introduction of internet censorship in Algeria (reported here last weekend), an online petition has been organised to oppose it.

The petition, which is in Arabic, French and English, says:

We, the undersigned, individuals and organisations, oppose the Algerian government's attempt at Internet censorship. We ask that no website should be banned for arbitrary or political reasons.

We urge the Algerian authorities to concentrate on strengthening the weak communications infrastructure and we encourage Algerians to actively participate in the civil discource using the Internet.

The Algerian people deserve a competent, free and uncensored Internet.

The web page also contains some background information.

Posted by Brian Whitaker, 4 January 2010.