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Wednesday, 2 April 2008

Take film down or else! says Indonesia

Indonesia says YouTube should remove Geert Wilders's anti-Islam film Fitna from its website.

The Indonesian Information Minister, Mohammad Nuh, has written to the video host, saying that, if it doesn't do as he says, his government and ISPs will block access to the site.

To its eternal credit, YouTube says the site allows people "to express themselves and to communicate with a global audience". It continues:

The diversity of the world in which we live – spanning the vast dimensions of ethnicity, religion, nationality, language, political opinion, gender, and sexual orientation, to name a few – means that some of the beliefs and views of some individuals may offend others.

You can read more on this over at MediaWatchWatch and at And you can see the video by going to our earlier story and clicking on the picture.

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