Blocking the Internet .. The game of the government of Mahdi is still continuing and a violation of laws and heavy losses
The various Iraqi social and economic classes are indignant at the decision of the government of Adel Abdul Mahdi to cut off the Internet.
Media politicians and activists assert that Adel Abdul Mahdi's authority violated all the laws of "civil liberties" by blocking the Web from working permanently inside Iraq.
After 25 October, the government blocked access to social networking sites including Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp before it finally broke the Internet in the following days, lest public opinion be turned against it and "misrepresent the field facts by electronic groups". To "engineers".
When Facebook began blocking the end of last month, Iraqis secretly moved to download vpn applications (a virtual network that allows access to servers outside the country), and others used satellite communications, which are very expensive, to communicate with the outside world.
Iraqi politicians promised that the government will block the Internet in order to perpetuate the policy of continuous field repression in the yards of protest for some time, stressing that these steps will put the country on the list of repressive countries that do not recognize the principle of public freedoms and the law of electronic dealing with the world.
Others have used satellite communications, which are very expensive, to communicate with the outside world.
The cybersecurity organization Netsblok said that the almost complete cut-off imposed by the state in most areas severely limits media coverage and transparency about the ongoing crisis.
Since Tuesday, the internet has returned at certain times and is very slow in [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] and the south of the country.
ISPs assured their customers that no specific date or timetable could be set for the return of the Internet or the lifting of existing restrictions or any other details.
After five days of interruption of the Internet in Iraq, the authorities re-broadcast the service fluctuating with the continued blocking of communication sites such as "Facebook" and "Twitter".
However, the opening of the internet would have allowed hundreds of videos and pictures of activists, bloggers and demonstrators to document the repression and abuses suffered by the demonstrators, as well as humanitarian attitudes expressing the solidarity of Iraqis and the harmony of the society. Sectarian politics. ”
At the same time, Iraqis were anxious to communicate online, while expressing their anger and resentment at the government's actions, which they described as repressive by cutting off the Internet to the people, for not knowing about violence, repression and attacks on peaceful demonstrators.
As soon as the Web service returned on Monday evening, cafes, markets and parks were empty of citizens who rushed to their homes to connect with the outside world and follow the events.
Since last Tuesday, the Internet has returned at certain times and very slow in [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] and the rest of the provinces of central and southern Iraq. During these periods, many were able to access websites through the applications of "vpn", and publish videos of the deaths of protesters.
In order to prevent the spread of the news and documented sections, in view of the bloody current situation, the government has completely blocked the Internet and restricted it to working hours to facilitate the work of the departments in the public and private sectors.
Many young Iraqi activists in civil society resented the decision to block the Internet, stressing that the government is concerned if the service, which documents its crimes against protesters, remains.
In the same vein, Iraqi economists likely lost the country from the decision to block the Internet to nearly one and a half billion dollars, and that since the end of last month until now.
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