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PRESENTER: Altyeb Altaher University of Science and Technology Sudan
Discrimination in accessing Internet : Sudan Case
Outline The Internet and its growth Benefits of the Internet The World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly Blocked websites in Sudan Blocked open source software Sudan complain to ITU Conclusion
The Internet It is the largest network in the world that connects hundreds of thousands of networks all over the world.
Internet growth This year the number of Internet users worldwide reached 2.27 billion, almost exactly twice what it was in 5 years ago, 1.15 billion.
Benefits of the Internet The Internet is a powerful resource. Benefits of the Internet include being able to Access and share information Easy Communicate Plan trips and vacations Conduct business Shop
Benefits of the Internet Education Health Culture Economy Social life
Blocked websites in Sudan Although The World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly (WTSA-08) was adopted a new Resolution 69 on Non discriminatory access and use of Internet resources.Resolution 69 There are many websites which have been blocked in the Sudan.
Blocked websites in Sudan The Internet is free to be accessed by anyone, anywhere at any time. But, in reality, people Sudan do not have access to Google chrome browser, Google Earth, Sourceforge.net and many other useful web sites
In Sudan if you try to download Google chrome you will get this page
The java development kit JDK also has been blocked from Sudan
Open source’ software provides great support to software programmers in developing applications and technology systems. This ‘open source’ is available for free, and is developed through contributions made by the global community on voluntary basis. ’SourceForge.net’ is one such largest ‘ open Source’ development software that is blocked from access by Sudan.
The blocking of above mentioned web sites from users and developers in Sudan contradicts with the open source philosophy and Internet freedom
The list of blocked websites also includes Google earth Google chrome Google open code Google download (Gtalk – Google gears - etc) Oracle Hosting companies (like godaddy) Source forge Any E-commerce activities Google Play market
The Sudanese Commission for Telecommunication (SCT) announced that it has filed a formal complaint to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) on sites that have been blocked in the Sudan. The Sudanese Commission for Telecommunication (SCT) wants to find out the "real reasons" behind the blocking of several sites including Google chrome, Google open code, MSN messenger, Oracle "creating account", Source forge Sudan Complain to ITU
Recommendation Routing internet traffic from Sudan through Other countries like south Africa.