Tibet, China and the information gaps between
From the OpenNet Initiative...
Despite the approaching Olympic Games, it should come as no surprise to most observers of China that information about the spreading protests in Tibet (Autonomous Region) and other far western provinces is subject to vigorous censorship. YouTube enables certain actors actors to determine geolocational filtering by country, but the Chinese government chose to block the entire site on March 15. Some Western media outlets and various other websites, have reportedly become inaccessible in the week since the protests began.
If you missed Friday's book release talk and party for the OpenNet Initiative's Access Denied, stay tuned for video of the event coming soon to our Interactive section, and, in the meantime, check out:
- privacy advocate Bruce Shneier's review of Access Denied in Nature;
- and James Goodale's Digital Age interview with Ron Deibert on Internet filtering and circumvention.