Moroccans to Boycott Telecom Operators After Whatssup and Skype Ban

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Jan 13th, 2016
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Amine Raghirb is a well known Moroccan influencer. He is founder of the very succesful platform "Moudawanat Al

Amine Raghirb is a well known Moroccan influencer. He is founder of the very successful platform “Moudawanat Al Mouhtarif”

Rabat, Morocco (TMT)- Moroccans from all wakes of life and political affiliations are rallying their compatriots these days on social media to boycott telecommunication companies Maroc Telecom, Meditel, and Inwi, in a bet to shut down their mobiles completely next 16th and 17th of January, following those latter having recently blocked some world renowned applications that use the Voice over IP technology (VoIP) technology, like Skype Whatssup, Viber and others.

The boycott call was launched by Amine Gharib, a well known Moroccan online influencer, whom his show “Moudawat Al Mouhtarif” is deemed as one of the most successful educational shows in the Arab world.

His video calling for the boycott, until the very time of writing these lines, was seen by more than 372000 people, just on Facebook, and shared more than 11,503 times.

In said video, Amine Rhagib called the ban “an affront to free speech.”

“If those companies cannot cope up with competition, then don’t show your weakness to us by banning the use of such applications,” Amine added.

“We are consumers, not sheep,” Amine Rhagib stresses.

Amine also said that the aforementioned three operators are “poorly managed” and called them “noncompetitive capitalist” enterprises.

“Internet belongs to everyone and it is free. Nobody has the right to ban it.

“If you ban VoIP today, I wonder what new decisions will you take tomorrow?” Amine wondered.

It is worth reminding that the block of VoIP in Morocco triggered an unparalleled wave of discontent.

Amine’s call has been relayed by many well known Moroccan Net influencers like Skizofrene, Marouane Lamharzi Alaoui, Mustapah Swinga and others.

The Moroccan Times.

 

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