Worker rights website back online

A UAE-based workers’ right website that was previously blocked by Etisalat, mafiwasta.com, is now back online.

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By  Matthew Wade Published  August 24, 2006

A UAE-based workers’ right website that was previously blocked by Etisalat, mafiwasta.com, is now back online. The site, at www.mafiwasta.com, includes facts and figures about UAE workers, case histories outlining alleged abuses, UAE worker stories from publications around the world, and a digital ‘Freedom of Association in the United Arab Emirates’ petition to Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed that currently includes more than 500 signatures. According to an article today in the UAE’s Emirates Today newspaper, Etisalat decided to remove the site’s block after its owners removed some inappropriate content. Mohammed Najuib, who is acting manager of corporate communications at Etisalat, was quoted in Emirates Today, saying: “The website was blocked due to several complaints from members of the public about offensive content posted on it. However, after reviewing the site and since the offensive content was removed, the site has now been unblocked. Nevertheless, we will continue to consider any customer complaints regarding this or any other site that breaches the officially-set guidelines.” In addition to its written content, www.mafiwasta.com also includes weblinks to the sites of various human rights organisations and a link to the banned site uaeprison.com.

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