Saturday, May 26, 2018 – The courts in Egypt ruled to block out YouTube from access within the Country. The initial ruling is that the ban on YouTube will last 30 days.
A short video, ‘Innocence of Muslims’, stands in the heart of this ruling. This 13 minute video is said to be degrading the Prophet Muhammad, and provocative to Muslims.
This case has been in and out of the Courts in Egypt since 2013. It was initially appealed, mainly due to problems enforcing it.
The ministry of Communications and Information Technology in Egypt said blocking out YouTube would have a huge negative financial impact. YouTube access has been allowed during the appeal period.
Today (Saturday May 26, 2018), YouTube will be blocked for one month in Egypt. With no possibility to appeal.
Egypt Blocks YouTube – What now?
In my opinion, the one month ban on YouTube is just the beginning. Now that the dam has been breached, It’s a slippery slope.
Authoritarian Governments, even those with Democratic election process and institutes, always tend to minimize media coverage and access to media outlets.
Blocking YouTube for one reason, even if there’s is a wall to wall consensus about it, is crossing the line.
Next time, it would be banned for a different reason. Then, Facebook? WhatsApp ? Who knows ?
Unblock YouTube in Egypt
By using a VPN, you can override this ludacris ban on YouTube and use it freely and privately.
A VPN will hide your IP address, and add security layers to your connection.
This will enable you to access YouTube or any other blocked site for that matter, and make your online presence become completely invisible.
Your ISP (Internet Service Provider) knows everything about you. They know which websites you go to, and how frequently you visit them.
Your IP address can be traced back to you, so if it is illegal to go to a certain website in your Country.
It could potentially be dangerous to go to these sites without a VPN.
Fight Back with a VPN
A VPN should be inseparable from your browser. Whenever your open your browser, your next step should be activating your VPN client. It will give you a free and private internet, as it is meant to be.
Here are some of the features you will get with a VPN:
- Complete anonymity and privacy
- Encrypted connection
- Unblock websites
- Unblock streaming services
- Use international services (as a local)
- Get improved pricing at hotels booking and car rentals
Don’t wait, VPNs are cheap and some are even free VPNs. Fight back internet censorship just by using one, and unlocking the internet.