YouTube ban lifted: BTRC


The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has lifted a ban on popular video sharing site, YouTube.

The move follows an eight month long ban that had been in place since September 17 2012. At the time the authorities had blocked the site stating it was to prevent viewing of a controversial film created by a US based individual in derision of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).

BTRC has confirmed to numerous Bangladeshi news agencies that the ban has now been lifted.