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This article was published on June 28, 2011


Twitter for Newsrooms blocked in the UAE

Twitter for Newsrooms blocked in the UAE Image by: Getty Images for AOL
Nancy Messieh
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Nancy Messieh

Lesotho-born and raised, Nancy Messieh, The Next Web's Middle East Editor, is an Egyptian writer and photographer based in Cairo, Egypt. Fol Lesotho-born and raised, Nancy Messieh, The Next Web's Middle East Editor, is an Egyptian writer and photographer based in Cairo, Egypt. Follow her on Twitter, her site or Google+ or get in touch at [email protected]

It’s not clear why, but it would seem that Twitter’s newly launched service, Twitter for Newsrooms has been blocked in the UAE.

We can’t see the logic behind the move, seeing as Twitter is freely available in the UAE, and blocking a service which aims to enhance the experience seems counterproductive.

Whether this is an inadvertent block, similar to the one that got Tumblr temporarily blocked in Kuwait is not clear. Only time will tell.

Screenshot via Blogymate

We’re keeping an eye on the story and will update once we have more news.