Blogspot Unbanned

Okay I know a lot of you will groan but please bear with it. Blogspot has been unbanned. Heard it first from Society Against Internet Censorship in Pakistan checked it out myself and CyberNet is allowing access to blogspot blogs. No idea what brought this around but I’m hoping it’s here to stay.

Any confirmations from other ISP’s?

17 Comments so far

  1. Arsalan (unregistered) on August 10th, 2006 @ 7:32 pm

    Yes, I couldn’t access blogspot till yesterday but now I can. I’m using Dancom’s DSL. Finally, the government has realized its mistake. Thanks to for their effort during this time. It was a slap on government’s face on banning of blogspot :)

  2. Phil (unregistered) on August 10th, 2006 @ 7:45 pm

    Yes, Dancom Islamabad good to go! :) Please to hear that and what a success story for the ‘society’ and the nation against censorship ^_^

  3. rafey (unregistered) on August 10th, 2006 @ 10:46 pm

    thanks thats a great newz and yeah a succseeful story for the society and nation too but hope they dont ban it again.

  4. PLease remember others.. (unregistered) on August 10th, 2006 @ 10:47 pm

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  5. mansoor (unregistered) on August 11th, 2006 @ 12:24 am

    Couldnt access it till around 2 PM.. got access after that. And this was on Cybernet.

  6. abbas halai (unregistered) on August 11th, 2006 @ 2:47 am

    seems to be working fine using maxcom.

  7. Haseeb (unregistered) on August 11th, 2006 @ 3:35 am

    Yup, can now access it though my local cable wala.
    Why was it banned it the first place? What other sites are banned?

  8. Inspirex (unregistered) on August 11th, 2006 @ 7:16 am

    Its WORKING!!!!

  9. Nadir Nasir (unregistered) on August 11th, 2006 @ 9:48 am

    HEY! It wasn’t working last light by 1 AM, on cybernet (Fariya Cable), It is on Supernet. Good news guys!! :D

  10. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on August 11th, 2006 @ 9:57 am

    ISP dont ban any website at all.Its all controlled by PTA.If site A is working on an ISP X then it should work on other ISPs as well unless the ISP itself ban the address as well.Cybernet doesn’t ban any website at all neither ISP people were aware of blogspot ban.

  11. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on August 11th, 2006 @ 10:07 am

    Maxcom: Home 128 Rs. 1,800

    pretty expensive!

  12. IllusionFS (unregistered) on August 11th, 2006 @ 10:19 am

    Great news..

  13. umar (unregistered) on August 11th, 2006 @ 10:38 am

    lets hope the curse of metroblogging karachi doesnt reverse the action again

  14. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on August 11th, 2006 @ 11:09 am

    Umar,hahahahha.I believe in theory that some spy of PTA does read this website:>

  15. Tee Emm (unregistered) on August 11th, 2006 @ 9:56 pm

    Guys: might have changed IP addresses. We all might be unnecessarily excited at the ‘lifting’ of the ban. The ban just got ineffective and can return back anytime. Watch this happen.

  16. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on August 12th, 2006 @ 12:08 am

    @TEEEMM:I just checked.The IP is same.

    I am also wondering that I can access it without any proxy =)

  17. Raza (unregistered) on August 16th, 2006 @ 9:21 pm

    Adnan, As far as I know ISPs DO block these websites individually as per the directives issued to them by PTA. They are bound to follow or else they pay the penalty (whatever that might be) but you get the idea.

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