Weblogs without Censors
September 22, 2005 10:11 AM   Subscribe

Reporters Without Borders releases a free handbook for would-be bloggers and cyber-dissidents in censor-happy lands. It features tips on blogging anonymously, ways to get around censorship and to ensure your e-mail privacy, and hosts an Internet-censor World Championship list (which lists China, Vietnam, and Tunisia, among others) as well. Download the guide here. (PDF)
posted by riffraff (8 comments total)
I read a post from Harvard's Berkman Center about this this morning...they linked to a pretty nice review of the handbook from two of their fellows (Rebecca MacKinnon and Ethan Zuckerman)...which also gives a really good overview of the handbook (in case you're wary of downloading it)...
posted by tpl1212 at 10:26 AM on September 22, 2005

Great post, thanks! I've reposted the link elsewhere, this is a good one to share around.
posted by livii at 11:30 AM on September 22, 2005


"How to blog anonymously"
"Technical ways to get around censorship"

If I didn't know any better i'd thnik this pamphlet was put out by Loopmanics.
posted by destro at 11:30 AM on September 22, 2005

I tried to download the pdf, but the url is blocked by my Chinese ISP.
posted by JeffK at 11:31 AM on September 22, 2005

The fact that my workplace just put in a draconian block system (Crappy Websense) today makes this post rather timely, thanks.
posted by Vaska at 12:29 PM on September 22, 2005

Very nice read.
posted by mrkredo at 6:52 PM on September 22, 2005

This would be really good if I could get to it from inside China.
posted by taschenrechner at 9:50 PM on September 22, 2005

Those of you within China, go download and install TOR. It's cross platform, free as in BSD and invaluable for skirting the censors here. After installation and configuration you can visit BBC news, or any blocked site, anytime. It does slow things down a bit so I only use it when I need to. In OS X I've got a network location set up with the proper proxy settings so I can quickly (via the apple menu) switch between normal and anonymous internet use. I'm sure it's just as easy on other platforms. This isn't the only solution, but I feel it's the best.
posted by Treeline at 10:16 PM on September 24, 2005

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