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Syria bans iPhones from being used, at all, as a way to curb protests and silence citizen journalists

Syria bans iPhones, doesn't want any recording of protests by citizens

| Current Affairs News | Posted: Dec 5, 2011 11:26 am

Syria has already stopped foreign press from coming into the nation, mainly so they don't report on the things going on in the country, but the Assad Government has just started a big change, with Syria's custom department, a branch of the Syrian Finance Ministry, banning the iPhone.

 

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The move is to try and stop citizens from sharing news and videos of the massive protests and violent crackdowns throughout the nation. Because foreign press have been stopped from coming in and reporting the news, citizen journalism has taken off, and thanks to the iPhone, this can be in the form of live podcasts, videos, Facebook, etc.

 

But what of Android and Windows Phone? Why did it take the Syrian Government this long to ban iPhones? The list of questions is endless.

NEWS SOURCES:Engadget.com

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