Bambuser blocked in Egypt
Bambuser video from Egypt Tuesday
The Swedish live video streaming site Bambuser says its service has been blocked in Egypt.
The site, which provides live video from mobile phones and webcams, says the interruption began Tuesday, shortly after the start of unprecedented nationwide demonstratons against the 30 year rule of President Hosni Mubarak. Måns Adler, who founded the site in 2007, tells AFP he is convinced the Egyptian government is behind the blockage.
"The Internet provider is probably the one that can deny access to different websites and services," he says, "but in this case we believe that the Egyptian government has asked the Internet providers to shut down a range of services."
The Swedish website is reportedly very popular in Egypt, where Egyptians use it to stream videos directly from their country. During the general elections there late last year, some 10,000 videos filmed in the country were posted on Bambuser
It was earlier reported that the micro-blogging site Twitter has been blocked in Egypt. Social media were instrumental in the recent wave of protests in Tunisia.