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

oscar van dillen oscarvandillen at wikimedia.org
Fri Jul 11 20:01:25 UTC 2008

On Fri, Jul 11, 2008 at 9:40 PM, Ting Chen <Wing.Philopp at gmx.de> wrote:

> 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.
> Greetings
> Ting.
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thank you ting!

i watched the item and saw wikipedia.org and the *blip* twice it goes away
when anything is clicked.
what can we do?
would it be possible to consider adding a notice on (at least)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page warning readers about this
possibility during the olympic games?

all the best,

*edito ergo sum*


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