According to Time Magazine the most popular invention in 2006 is YouTube. It is a free videos sharing website which allowing every individual to watch and share video clips, it’s a place where everyone can express their ideas, give comments, introduce company products, promotions of websites , social networking, advertise your business and also use for fun. Statistical data shows its third most visited websites and More than 100 million people are using YouTube worldwide and more than 65000 videos of different categories are uploaded on YouTube on daily basis.
YouTube was founded in 2005 February become very popular because of massive media attention, access for very one to upload and share videos, use by business class for advertisements. It’s become good tool to promote or prevents, critics any social, political movements.
Best advantage of YouTube is not complicate for users, website allows anyone to make and sign up in account for sharing, uploading and watching the videos. Others benefits are good quality for image and videos, free and fast access for very one, verity of videos, giving comments and feedback to news and someone, videos lectures broadcasting of videos worldwide, means of communications, using of Netflix an online videos stores and free publicity of products, company, NGOs, school and university is the most advantages for very one. On other side there are some disadvantages of YouTube e.g. unsuitable videos, use against other religions, cultures, some time not access to YouTube server is big problem.
Pakistan blocks YouTube when blasphemous videos were released on YouTube on 7th September 2012. Supreme Court of Pakistan ordered the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to remove/ block all the unwanted videos for Pakistani users. But if we look the blocking of YouTube become meaningless because now there are many proxies for block YouTube.
Beside Pakistan many others countries also block YouTube for different reasons, Armenia blocked because of elections unrests, china block for two times and even Germany also block after the court decision. After London bomb blast in London UK governments wants to limit or block the social media. YouTube also blocked in some states of India because of religious conflicts between Muslims and Hindus, and the world champions of freedom of expressions USA also block YouTube for some time in 2007.
Many Islamic countries, blocked YouTube because of anti Islamic videos, including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, Iran, Libya, Syria, Tajikistan, turkey, United Arab Emirate, and Saudi Arabia but now it’s open by many Islamic countries.
Blocking of YouTube creates problems for students, teachers, researchers and businessmen. If we judge the cause of blocking in many countries it’s related to local and light issues, but the blocking of YouTube by many Muslims countries is deep issue, like anti Islamic videos or blasphemous content.
In first step all the Muslims countries should be committed to address such problems, while YouTube administration should also take step to prevent such elements that use YouTube against any religions, cultures and society.
Government of Pakistan should ask YouTube administration to remove the anti Islamic videos without any conditions. Muslims countries should also make public platform like YouTube for their masses.
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