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Censorship China

Reporters Without Borders Unblocks Access To Censored Websites 37

Mark Wilson writes Online censorship is rife. In many countries, notably China, citizens are prevented from accessing certain websites at the behest of their government. To help provide access to information and unbiased news, freedom of information organization Reporters Without Borders has set up mirrors to nine censored websites so they can be accessed from 11 countries that blocked them. As part of Operation Collateral Freedom, Reporters Without Borders is mirroring the likes of The Tibet Post International which is blocked in China, and Gooya News which is blocked in Iran. Mirrored sites are hosted on Amazon, Microsoft and Google servers which are unlikely to be blocked by a censoring country.
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Reporters Without Borders Unblocks Access To Censored Websites

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  • Because there's no way China will block Google is there...
    • For those who don't see the invisible sarcasm tags in the parent post ... It would probably be a good pretext to block google, amazon, and microsoft.
  • by Anonymous Coward

    Mirrored sites are hosted on Amazon, Microsoft and Google servers which are unlikely to be blocked by a censoring country.

    LOL ROTFLOL oh you poor naive person, you.

  • by Anonymous Coward

    "The professor drew an analogy between the Reporters Without Borders initiative and the news that websites listing proxies for the file-sharing site Pirate Bay had been blocked in the UK."

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