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Tajikistan: Access to Facebook, news sites blocked
05 Mar 2012
BY ALICE PURKISS

Local access to Facebook and two Russian-language websites has been blocked in Tajikistan, following articles critical of the country’s long serving president. Users attempting to access Facebook, tjknews.com or zvezda.ru are automatically re-directed to the home page of their provider. The shutdown was ordered by the state-run communications service after the two websites published articles critical of President Imomali Rakhmon. Several Facebook groups openly discuss politics and some users have been critical of the authorities.

One response to “Tajikistan: Access to Facebook, news sites blocked”

  1. jaune says:

    i need a way to get on facebook but the school has it blocked so could you help me get on it