Online video country restrictions are stupid

 

Don't you think Egyptians and people who live in Egypt would like to see this PBS documentary? I simply don't understand why there is so much stuff you can't view outside of the US or UK these days. I'd be willing to be the a kind of (cheaper) TV license fee to see BBC content for instance. And I'd love to see the Fosters-produced Alan Partridge shorts that are only available in the UK (what, Fosters doesn't want brand equity elsewhere?) 

A7a.

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Issandr El Amrani

Issandr El Amrani is a Cairo-based writer and consultant. His reporting and commentary on the Middle East and North Africa has appeared in The Economist, London Review of Books, Financial Times, The National, The Guardian, Time and other publications. He also publishes one of the longest-running blog in the region, www.arabist.net.