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Traffic of WhatsApp, Facebook and Skype blocked in Azerbaijan

Date: 2017-05-18


Author: IDFI

Posted Category : Local NGO representative,Governmental institutions,Facebook,Azerbaijan,Restricted/Blocked/Denied,Europe,

It's been couple of days already as the international traffic of services such as WhatsApp, Facebook and Skype has been blocked in Azerbaijan. No official explanation has been made about the case. Osman Gundus, the head of Azerbaijan Internet Forum suggested that the decision was made by the government of the country, due to the security reasons right before the international contest of Islamiada. "Unfortunately the Ministry does not give any explanation however as the regulatory body in this field is the Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies it's clear that without the permission of this department mobile operators and the backbone-providers themselves can't make such decision. More