Letter to National Telecommunication Corporation about YouTube’s inaccessibility

first_img to go further News SudanAfrica YouTube is a website on which information of a visual nature is exchanged. It is censored in countries such as China, Turkey and Pakistan, which try to control sensitive subjects on the Internet. Some of YouTube’s videos may be violent, and it could be necessary to request their withdrawal. But blocking the entire site is a disproportionate measure.We look forward to your reply,Respectfully,Robert MénardAdvice for Sudanese Internet users who want to access YouTube before it is unblocked:- use a proxy such as Megaproxy (https://www.megaproxy.com/freesurf/)- try connecting to the site via au.youtube.com August 7, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Letter to National Telecommunication Corporation about YouTube’s inaccessibility April 10, 2020 Find out more April 6, 2020 Find out more News March 29, 2020 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard has written to the head of the National Telecommunication Corporation voicing concern about online free expression in Sudan and the fact that his clients’ access to the video-sharing website YouTube has been blocked since 22 July.Dear Sir,Unlike the clients of other Sudanese ISPs such as Canar Telecom, your clients have not been able to access the video-sharing website YouTube since 22 July. Reporters Without Borders, an organisation that defends press freedom worldwide, would like draw your attention to this situation, which violates your clients’ freedom of expression.This is the first time that YouTube, one of the country’s most popular websites, has been blocked in Sudan and we find it hard to image that this is just a technical problem. We strongly hope that it is not a deliberate act of censorship that you have carried out on the grounds that certain videos could be regarded as shocking. If this were the case, it would suffice to ask YouTube to withdraw the videos that pose a problem. We call on you to explain why YouTube has been blocked. SudanAfrica center_img News Organisation Follow the news on Sudan Receive email alerts Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent Sudan : Press freedom still in transition a year after Omar al-Bashir’s removal RSF_en Help by sharing this information Coronavirus infects press freedom in Africa Ask the National Telecommunication Corporation to unblock YouTube.last_img read more

Geistlinger & Hayes: Everything you need to know about 2016-17 bowl season

first_imgPeach Bowl: No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 4 WashingtonWhere: Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GAWhen: 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31TV: ESPN & WatchESPN (Streaming)Line: Alabama (-15.0)I hope earning a spot in the College Football Playoff’s top 4 was enough to celebrate in Seattle a couple weeks ago, because come New Year’s Eve, there may not be much to cheer for when the Huskies line up against No. 1 University of Alabama. Now that the pre-bowl season has taken its course, undefeated Alabama’s perceived dominance has only grown more daunting. Only two teams managed to score more than 14 points against Alabama during the entire regular season, and the Tide’s defense has allowed only 11.8 points per game — the lowest average in the country. The Crimson Tide also held the No. 2 offense (Western Kentucky University) to an explosive 10 points, which is just slightly below the Hilltoppers’ 45.1 points per game season average. Washington, however, boasts the fourth-highest scoring offense in the nation on the other side of the ball. While many think Bama’s offense is their lone Achilles heel, Alabama still put 54 in their last game against the eighth-best nationally ranked defense, University of Florida. The Tide keep rolling, sorry Washington. — David HayesGeistlinger: Alabama 36, Washington 16Hayes: Alabama 37, Washington 24Fiesta Bowl: No. 3 Ohio State vs. No. 2 ClemsonWhere: University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZWhen: 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31TV: ESPN & WatchESPN (Streaming)Line: Ohio State (-3.0)The second of the national semifinal games features two squads boasting extensive postseason experience: Ohio State University captured the inaugural College Football Playoff in 2015, while Clemson University narrowly lost to Alabama in the title game last season. In this matchup of blue bloods, the Buckeyes will try to stifle Clemson’s rushing attack and force star QB Deshuan Watson to beat them with the aerial game. Although Watson can be a wizard with the pigskin, he has also shown a tendency to turn it over, with 15 interceptions on the season. If Watson can avoid succumbing to the spirt of giving so prevalent at this time of year, Clemson may be able to keep the game close, but ultimately I believe Ohio State’s gritty style will win the day. Look for the Buckeyes to control the game in the trenches and cover comfortably with help from a late turnover. – Luke GeistlingerGeistlinger: Ohio State 34, Clemson 24Hayes: Ohio State 38, Clemson 31Football: Malik Zaire reportedly narrows transfer to Wisconsin and UNCFormer Notre Dame star quarterback, Malik Zaire, has made a final decision on where the graduate transfer will most likely Read…CFP National Championship Game: TBD vs. TBD Where: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FLWhen: 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, 2017TV: ESPN & WatchESPN (Streaming)Although Ohio State University was victorious in the meeting between these teams two years ago, this is an Alabama team that has evolved past the simple game of football and is now playing another game entirely. At this point it is simply hard to even fathom Alabama losing a game at all, and the Tide’s march to a second straight national championship seems inevitable, regardless of opponent. Although the Buckeyes are certainly qualified to play spoiler, it is difficult to envision a scenario where the Crimson Tide is not celebrating on January 9th. – Luke GeistlingerGeistlinger: Alabama 31, Ohio State 20Hayes: Alabama 28, Ohio State 23Cotton Bowl: No. 15 Western Michigan vs. No. 8 WisconsinWhere: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TXWhen: Noon, Monday, Jan. 2, 2017TV: ESPN & WatchESPN (Streaming)Line: Wisconsin (-7.5)After surrendering a 21-point lead in a crushing loss against Penn State in the Big Ten Championship Game, the Badgers’ postseason aspirations were quickly rerouted from Pasadena to Dallas. Wisconsin takes on a non-Power Five conference Western Michigan team in a matchup that many UW fans have mixed feelings about, but get one thing straight: the Broncos can play. This game may not be the kind of lopsided affair many people are expecting it to be in the Badgers’ favor; WMU is undefeated for a reason. Group of Five teams are 8-2 overall against the Power Five in their last 10 matchups in New Year’s Six bowl games. – David HayesGeistlinger: Wisconsin 27, Western Michigan 21Hayes: Wisconsin 24, Western Michigan 17Hayes: Why Badger fans should reconsider Wisconsin’s ‘disappointing’ Cotton Bowl berthAfter a tough loss in the conference title with a trip to the Rose Bowl on the line, many Wisconsin Read…Rose Bowl: No. 9 USC vs. No. 5 Penn StateWhere: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CAWhen: 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 2, 2017TV: ESPN & WatchESPN (Streaming)Line: USC (-6.5)The 2017 Rose Bowl may be the most intriguing matchup of the entire bowl season, considering both teams combined for a 3-5 record heading into October. Fast forward to mid-December, No. 5 Penn State University and No. 9 University of Southern California are two of the hottest teams in all of college football. Neither team has lost since September, with the Nittany Lions winning their last nine in a row and the Trojans rattling off eight straight. Both teams boast explosive offenses and pride themselves on their big-play capability — just ask Wisconsin. Expect this season’s chapter of “The Grand Daddy of Them All” to prove a much better game than last year’s meeting, when Christian McCaffrey and Stanford trashed Iowa 45-16. — David HayesGeistlinger: USC 41, Penn State 28Hayes: Penn State 45, USC 38Orange Bowl:  No. 6 Michigan vs. No. 11 Florida State Where: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami, FLWhen: 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30TV: ESPN & WatchESPN (Streaming)Line: Michigan (-7.0)This season’s Orange Bowl pits University of Michigan against Florida State University. While there is also a top 15 matchup happening between two of college football’s blue-blood programs, the real drama in this game will play out on the sidelines, where the over-under on tantrums by Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh is set at 3.5. Harbaugh has shown remarkable versatility this season, with an ability to completely lose his composure over even the slightest of perceived wrongs against his team. After a penalty call during Michigan’s loss to Ohio State Harbaugh was forced to call upon his halcyon days as a star quarterback and delivered, beautifully tossing his clipboard across the field in a tight spiral. Look for the Harbaugh to have his squad motivated for this game, even if it is little more than a consolation prize for a team that had higher aspirations. – Luke GeistlingerGeistlinger: Michigan 42, Florida State 17Hayes: Michigan 24, Florida State 20last_img read more