Afghanistan will set up an Internet filter to block Internet sites with sexual or violent content, a minister said.
Information and Culture Minister Sayed Makhdoom Raheen said the new Internet bans were not linked to media freedom issues.
We have specified that four sites which announce sexual issues, drug trafficking and cultivation, violence issues -- like making bombs and gambling -- must be banned. The intention is to stop the seduction of the youth generation, Raheen said.
Regarding filtering terrorist-linked sites like the Taliban's, Raheen said he had not ordered a ban on the site which normally shows footage of Taliban attacks, including suicide raids, as well as military and political statements.
However, it has not been possible to access the site for several days. The Taliban, say the site has been blocked.