(RSF/IFEX) - On 18 June 1997, Minister of Tourism, Posts and Telecommunications Joop Ave said in launching a new Internet service for the partly state-owned telecommunications firm Indosat that Indonesia was planning to control access to the Internet as it went ahead with its programme to build the infrastructure to make the information superhighway accessible to many of Indonesia's 200 million citizens. Ave declared that "pornography [and] things that hamper or threaten national security" would be controlled. He added that "the values of the nation would definitely have a bearing upon the application of the Internet," and that Indonesia would not have an "anything goes" attitude toward the Internet.
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