[Foundation-l] Wikipedia still partly blocked on mainland China

Ting Chen Wing.Philopp at gmx.de
Fri Jul 11 19:40:42 UTC 2008

Hello community,

in the last week we had different reports about the link from mainland China about accessability of Wikipedia. Some reported they can access Wikipedia, some not, the reports may from the same city. The censorship of keywords are still on. By people who can access directly, if you key in a keyword, you would no more able to access Wikipedia for a few seconds to a few minutes.

A television reporter from Hongkong said although the IOC said that at the reporters center one would be able to access without any censorship, the reporter showd in television that she can indeed call the main page of english Wikipedia, but as soon as she type in a keyword, the connection is broken.

Here is the news report: http://news.tvb.com/20080708.php?video=http://vdo.tvb.com/n/630pm_news/20080708_03.mp4 . The demonstration happens at about 75% to 80% of the report.

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