A 3D-printed YouTube icon is seen in front of a displayed YouTube logo in this illustration taken October 25, 2017. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Ilustration
CAIRO - 26 May 2018: The Supreme Administrative Court rejected an appeal on Saturday against banning YouTube in Egypt for one month.
The National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA) and Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression (AFTE) have appealed against the Administrative Court’s decision to ban YouTube in Egypt for one month upon a lawsuit filed by lawyer Mohamed Hamed Salem.
Salem had requested banning YouTube in Egypt, as he objected to viewing a video insulting to Prophet Muhammad.
In its appeal, NTRA emphasized the difficulty of banning the video-sharing website in Egypt.
The court’s ruling was suspended pending adjudication.
It is not the first time the NTRA was unable to ban an internet platform, as it couldn’t ban the White Whale app due to technical difficulties.
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