THAILAND: YouTube returns to Thailand

The video-sharing website has created a program filtering out sensitive video clips

Bangkok Post
Friday, August 31, 2007

The Thai government this morning lifted the ban on the YouTube website after the owner, Google agreed to block video clips that break Thai laws or are deemed offensive to Thai people.

YouTube has been blocked in Thailand since April 3rd of this year when a person from the United States using the pseudonym "Paddidda", posted material which was insulting to the Thai monarchy.

Thailandís Ministry of Information said YouTube has now created a program that would block sensitive vidoes from being accessed by Thai Internet service providers.