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Last week in Bahrain , Deviantart was one of the Sites which was hit by a blanket ban which focused on Racist or Porn related sites. It was an order issued to all local ISPs by the 'Ministry of Culture'.

It didn't make sense why DA was included and the DA community in Bahrain along with Deviants worldwide came together to sign a petition to the Ministry.

2 Days back DA was back online!

www.gulf-daily-news.com/1yr_ar…

It was one of those positive moments we rarely see - A United Community!

I'd like to thank all the fellow Deviants, the local Press here and the Ministry to get this amazing place reconnected!
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qchiapetp Mar 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
cool.
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Green-shoelace Jan 30, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
It was blocked in UAE, too, and I'm so happy it's back ♥
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:iconholonat:
I'm glad to hear that the ban is over! :dance:
My friend =ShatteredSoul209 lives in Bahrain, and I was so frustrated to hear that she wasn't allowed to go on dev anymore.
Now, I'm glad to know that she's back again, and I'd like thank everyone who signed the petition!
I was signer #137! I'm so proud to be part of a great community! ^_^

I agree with everyone else! Art is Art. No matter what it may look like! :nod:
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:iconsampdoria:
Thanks mate! Every signature mattered. :highfive:
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:iconholonat:
I agree! ^_^
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TheFastFiduciary Jan 29, 2009  Student Photographer
dAmn right xD
dA was blocked at my school by OpenDNS because it is a image sharing website and has nudity!
ughhhhhhhhhh

yeah for unban :D (i wish they unban it at school)
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nellis-eketorp Jan 29, 2009  Professional General Artist
I see that government of that country doesn't understand the meaning of the art and doesn't understand words like racism and porn :giggle:
Fortunately this nightmare is over :phew:

I'm so happy we can fight together as the community should! :heart:
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