Alkasir BETA Launch means Circumventing Website Censorship

A new tool that allows internet users to access blocked websites was developed by Walid Al-Saqaf, a Sweden-based Yemeni and launched publicly after revealing for the first time in Cairo few days back during the first day of the “Blogging the Future” summit, event of  Kamal Adham Journalism Institute.

The software name originates from the Arabic word “Al Kasir”, meaning “the circumventer”.

AlKasir software is capable of tracking and circumventing censorship of websites by applying a multi-layered and distributed technique depending on a central service for storing information regarding blocked websites and other servers to provide tunneling channels for users.

The founder AlSaqaf  said: “Although it originates from and is intended primarily for the Middle East, it is still possible to use it for other countries as well, but we decided to give priority to the Middle East and North Africa region as it is one that suffers from excessive website censorship”.

The release is intended mainly to those who are willing to test the program and contribute in sending feedback and bug reports to help us improve it further because it may risk tolerant.

To download the beta version, please visit

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Tarek is the founder and chief researcher at Youngberry, a youth research and marketing firm dedicated to the region. Tarek founded and previously worked as Manager at Flip Media (Interactive Agency), (Job Site) and Consulting House Qatar (Consulting firm). He is researcher and writer on internet & disruptive innovation, entrepreneurship, and youth culture.