After a recent block by Ogero, the entire English language news website the961.com was restored to the public. Ogero said it restored access after Kantara confirmed that the site does not link to any apps or websites that allow users to trade in currency. The website disclaims that its purpose is informational, not commercial.
Ogero blocked the entire English-language news website The961.com
On March 10, the state-run internet service provider Ogero was blocked. The961 for nine hours without prior notice. The website’s director, Anthony B. Kantara, said he received no advance notice and had not received a specific reason for blocking the site. The website was unavailable to multiple subscribers of Ogero.
The company has repeatedly refused to publish a list of blocked websites. The SMEX has called on the MoT to publish a list of blocked websites. The MoT has denied the request. As of Monday, the English-language news website is still down.
It restored access after Kantara confirmed that The961 did not link to any currency trading websites or apps
Although the site was blocked before, Kantara confirmed it had restored access after The961 confirmed that it does not link to any currency trading websites or apps. As a result, the website does not need to be blocked in the future.
The961 was initially blocked for nine hours by the state-run Internet service provider Ogero without warning. Kantara said he received no notice that his site was blocked and that he did not receive an email informing him of the block. Ogero general director Imad Kreidieh apologized for the technical error and said The961 had been restored after Kantara confirmed that The961 does not link to any currency trading websites or apps. If you want to know more about this topic, stay with odreviews always.
It disclaimed that it was for informational purposes
A state-run internet provider in Lebanon has blocked an English-language news website for nine hours without notice. According to the website’s director, Anthony B. Kantara, multiple subscribers of Ogero were unable to access the site during this period. He said he had not been given any heads about the blockade and had only heard about the problem through social media.
Despite the ban, the unofficial currency market is booming. Last March, the unofficial exchange rate hit a record high of $1 to L.L10,000, accompanied by nationwide protests. The government has done little to stem the crisis, arresting people who exchange currency on the black market and censoring online platforms.
Lebanese law permits the state to suspend certain websites for 30 days without notice. However, the ban can be renewed only once. Furthermore, according to the E-Transactions and Personal Data Law (Law 81/2018), the court can order the suspension or cancellation of a website.