Internet – In Brief
- Morocco’s Internet regulatory authority has banned a taboo-breaking news website, its editor said Friday as he threatened to go on a hunger strike to reopen it. Ali Anouzla is out on bail after a month in prison on terrorism charges after his website wrote about an al-Qaida video that criticized Morocco.
Anouzla is known for his secular outlook and many see the supporting terrorism charges as punishment for his criticism of King Mohammed VI. The charges against Anouzla carry up to a 20-year jail sentence and the next session in his trial is May 20.
- The Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI - www.a4ai.org), a global coalition working to make broadband affordable for all, today signed a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Mozambican government. Mozambique becomes the first SADC country to join A4AI, and the third developing country to sign an MOU with the Alliance, joining Nigeria and Ghana.