YouTube banned, then unbanned in Pakistan

Citizen journalism, meet your evil twin - citizen paparazzi. That's one explanation for what star-gazers were doing Sunday night instead of watching the Oscars, which scored all-time low ratings, on ABC.

Citizen journalism, meet your evil twin – citizen paparazzi. That's one explanation for what star-gazers were doing Sunday night instead of watching the Oscars, which scored all-time low ratings, on ABC.

In the spotlight: state censorship

The Pakistani government blocked YouTube for not only its citizens, but also two-thirds of the web-browsing world. The reason: a “highly blasphemous” video featuring a right-wing Dutch politician, at least according to a letter sent by the Pakistani Telecommunications Authority to Internet service providers. The reason according to the Pakistani government: erroneous Web protocols.

Officials in the nuclear state restored access to the ultra-popular user-generated Web site less than 48 hours later.

Meanwhile, a Huntsville, AL-based CBS affiliate that showed a black screen for 12 minutes last Sunday, exactly at the time – you guessed it – when 60 Minutes was broadcasting a segment critical of Karl Rove's involvement in political shenanigans in the state, blamed a technical error for the outage.

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