Indonesia says sorry about Youtube blockade Fitna

For three days sites like Youtube, Liveleak, Rapidshare and Metacafe were not accessible from Indonesia. The government now apologizes for blocking access to sites where Geert Wilders' Fitna could be seen. 'A stupid and dangerous action', the Jakarta Post describes the government's action to keep Fitna from the Indonesian internet

For three days sites like Youtube, Liveleak, Rapidshare and Metacafe were not accessible from Indonesia. The government now apologizes for blocking access to sites where Geert Wilders' Fitna could be seen.

'A stupid and dangerous action', the Jakarta Post describes the government's action to keep Fitna from the Indonesian internet. The videoban was a direct assignment from President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono

Last week, internet providers received a letter telling them to block large video sites, and thus Fitna. The main editorial of the Jakarta Post "There are much worse documentaries online than Fitna." And continues with an Indonesian proverb: "If you want to catch a rat, you will burn the barn, the rat will escape and what remains is a burning barn."

Muhammad Nuh, Minister of Information and Communication, apologizes for the extensive blockade. From now on he says he wants to block video pages on an individual level with similar actions. How he should, he does not know.

Minister Nuh invited a number of well-known local webloggers to speak about the incident. In that conversation too, the Minister asked for ways in which parts of websites could be made inaccessible in the future.

Boy Avianto suggests that the government next time asks talented video bloggers to publish a filmed reply online. In that conversation, the minister acknowledges that next time government should not block the highway to stop the truck. Blogger Riyogata thinks that not many people want to see Fitna, but that the government blockade has actually sparked interest.