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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

You'll du it our way, or not at all

Formally speaking, many UAE universities are clustered in a free zone.
Knowledge Village indeed. New filtering techniques pursued by local ISP du mean that, for instance, the academic journal Genders online is now blocked, the content not being consistent with the moral, cultural and social values of the UAE, apparently. Like the odd custodial arrangements for gender studies textbooks, local web filtering points to the need for academic freedom in the Arabian Gulf.

And freedom more generally.

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