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Using the Internet to evade censors in China

23 July, 2007
By Allison Orr

In a striking example of the Internet’s potential as a human rights weapon, AFP News is reporting that a posting on a website was largely responsible for exposing the slave scandal in China.

China, described as an “enemy of the Internet” by Reporters Without Borders, is a country of strict media control.  But despite attempts to control this new medium, citizens are finding their way through the censorship to become “citizen journalists” through the Internet.

In this recent case, the national press reported on the slave scandal after 400 parents posted a letter on the Interent.

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