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China 2 June 2009

Blocking of Twitter, YouTube, Flickr and Blogger deprives Chinese of Web 2.0

Reporters Without Borders is outraged by the blockage of a dozen websites such as Twitter, YouTube, Bing, Flickr, Opera, Live, Wordpress and Blogger in China two days ahead of the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre.

“The Chinese government stops at nothing to silence what happened 20 years ago in Tiananmen Square,” Reporters Without Borders said. “By blocking access to a dozen websites used daily by millions of Chinese citizens, the authorities have opted for censorship at any price rather than accept a debate about this event.”

Chinese Internet users have notified Reporters Without Borders that access to Twitter, YouTube, Bing, Flickr, Opera, Live, Wordpress and Blogger began being blocked today inside China.


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