For Flickr’s sake

International visitors may wonder why the Dubai metroblog doesn’t have photos like the other cities.

Well, that’s because Flickr has been blocked by the UAE government censors for the second time. Blame it on Etisalat (state monopoly teloc), blame it on the TRA (UAE Telecoms Regulatory Authority) the result is the same: no more Flickr for Dubaians.

For a virtual-UAE internet experience, try clicking this link:

6 Comments so far

  1. Farrukh Ahmed (unregistered) on November 27th, 2005 @ 5:18 pm

    hyperflame doesnt work with me……but flickr does!

  2. del (unregistered) on December 5th, 2005 @ 5:38 pm

    It is interesting to note that, according to some of those on Flickr, the majority of people in the UAE welcome censorship of the internet as a “good thing”. Apparently this came from a survey made by ETISALAT some 4 yrs ago.However, we do not know what questions were asked or to whom. I have never met anyone who was asked to participate..del

  3. naz (unregistered) on December 14th, 2005 @ 1:28 am

    nice site..buts whats all this abt??..

  4. Moe (unregistered) on January 8th, 2006 @ 3:02 pm

    well i have only one thing to say:

    shine it up….turn it side ways…


  5. Fizzle (unregistered) on January 14th, 2006 @ 8:37 pm

    so apprently this’survey’ was taken four years ago, but action as taken only now? thats kinda slow dont you think ;) lol

  6. online bingo (unregistered) on January 22nd, 2006 @ 8:26 am

    nice site i really like it.
    You’re welcome to visit my homepage online bingo

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