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8-08-2014, 15:54

Access to YouTube Restored in Tajikistan


Avesta.Tj | 08.08.2014 | Tajikistan restored the access to the popular video-sharing website YouTube on Aug. 7.


Since July 18, many Internet users in Tajikistan have been unable to access the video-sharing site YouTube.


Over the past few months a number of social media websites including Odnoklassniki, Google and YouTube have been blocked (and in some cases, unblocked) in Tajikistan.


Tajikistan’s communications chief put the connection issues down to "possible technical problems” and no further comment has been made.


Tajikistan authorities had also blocked a number of Russian news websites and as usual blamed the disruptions on "technical problems".


Tajikistan is ranked 115th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.