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Can Internet censorship of any particular content be justified under certain circumstances? Explain.

Live TED Conversation: Join TED Fellow Walid Al-Saqaf

Walid is a Yemeni media researcher and activist. He is the developer of alkasir censorship circumvention software used to help users, primarily in the Middle East, access censored content.

This conversation will open at 1:00PM EST on August 5th.

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    Aug 5 2011: I wish to note however that my work has been focusing on allowing citizens in the Arab world and Iran to access political content blocked by their repressive regimes.

    That is the focus of my work and it has been worthwhile because now in Syria, for example, activists are able to post revolution-related videos and stories on social networking websites that would have been inaccessible otherwise

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