Internet users in Morocco who have been unable to access YouTube have voiced concern that it is being deliberately blocked by the authorities.

Many Moroccans have been unable to see the video-sharing site since 25 May.

Some people have linked the problem to videos critical of Morocco's actions in Western Sahara, a disputed territory which Morocco took control of in 1975.

But state-controlled service provider Maroc Telecom said the problem was the result of a technical glitch.

A spokesman for the Moroccan government said he could not comment on telecommunications issues, the Associated Press news agency reported.

Its quite worrying to see that more countries are taking liberties in blocking websites in political disputes and for political gains etc.


BBC News Report