Ban On YouTube, We've Had Enough
Through your esteemed newspaper I'd like to bring the attention of
the concerned authorities to the problem of You Tube ban in
Pakistan for more than an year.
YouTube had been blocked in Pakistan since 27th September, 2012. It
is a video sharing website, where people can upload movie clips, TV
clips, music videos, original videos and educational videos. There
are many religious and educational material on the website which
cannot be accessed by the public. People now in Pakistan are being
frustrated and finding ways like proxy to get access of the site.
There really isn't any point in banning YouTube as people are
already getting access to the website (however, with trouble). As a
nation we are already far behind in terms of literacy. Turning a
blind eye to the rest of the world and pretending that bad things
don't exist won't make them go away. We can't wish away bad things
being said about Muslims or Pakistanis. Every culture, religious
group, country has/have been the point of ridicule at some point,
but to rise above these things we need to prove to the world that
we are better. We can only accomplish this by increasing out
literacy rate and have more accomplished people stand up from our
country and earn a good name for Pakistan.
The solution to this is to work with YouTube and block access to
certain material within the region only or not to block the entire
website but trust people that they are mature enough to restrain
from viewing such videos for which the website has been blocked.
YouTube has become world’s digital library and we cannot ban all
libraries just because one person has written an offensive book.
The website has unnecessarily been banned in the country and we
want the authorities to unblock it as soon as possible.