• Oct 6, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, Net Neutrality, News,

Skype is officially blocked in Qatar – WhatsApp, Viber, Duo, and Facetime are also inaccessible

Qatar is still blocking popular Voice over IP (VoIP) apps such as Skype, Facetime, Duo, Viber, and WhatsApp. In September, Saudi Arabia lifted its ban on Skype and WhatsApp. The VoIP issues were first reported on WhatsApp, Viber, Duo, Facetime, and Skype months ago by Qatari internet users. Qatar only has two internet service providers … Continue reading “Skype is officially blocked in Qatar – WhatsApp, Viber, Duo, and Facetime are also inaccessible”

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Ahead of 2022 World Cup, Qatar doubles down on internet censorship and blocks independent news website

Last week, an independent news website in Qatar, Doha News, discovered that they had been blocked in Qatar. While there has been no official news on why this block has happened, Doha News stated that they suspect that the block happened at the behest of the government. The news site has a reputation for toeing … Continue reading “Ahead of 2022 World Cup, Qatar doubles down on internet censorship and blocks independent news website”

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