Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Saudi Ministry of Culture blocks The New Arab website


The New Arab website has been barred in Saudi Arabia without any prior warning, claiming that the site 'violates the regulations of the Ministry of Culture and Information'.

To their surprise, The New Arabreaders in Saudi Arabia have been unable to access the website since Monday evening, without any prior warning.

Both the English and Arabic websites (al-Araby al-Jadeed) have been barred in the kingdom.

Any attempts to access the website, results in a message in Arabic and English reading: "Sorry, the requested page is violating the regulations of the Ministry of Culture and Information. To unblock the page, you may send an official request" to the ministry's address.

No clarification has been made from any official side that explains the ban on the website, which has seen a significantly high number of viewers in recent months.

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