RSF Articles

RSF: China Blocked Google Sites
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A high level meeting of China’s Communist government took place this week, during which time Reporters Without Borders said China redirected certain Internet traffic to Baidu.

Microsoft, Yahoo Approve China Blog Registry
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Complying with local laws, even ones that could jeopardize the liberty of Chinese bloggers, has been the mantra of tech companies doing business in China.

Yahoo Denies RSF China Claim

The saga of jailed Chinese journalist Shi Tao took a sharp twist when Reporters Without Borders accused a Yahoo executive of lying to Congress about Yahoo’s knowledge of Beijing’s investigation.

Another Chinese Cyber-Dissident Jailed

Not to brag as much as give thanks:  it’s nice to live in a place where you won’t go to jail for having something to say. "Cyber-dissident" Zhang Jianhong (pen name, Li Hong) can go to jail for it, and is, for six years.

We can also be thankful phrases like "reeducation-through-work camp for counter-revolutionary propaganda" still sound to us like something out of a George Orwell fantasy.

China Gmail Says To Google: “No Sale”

The owners of the domain Gmail.cn, a top-level domain in China, have offers on the table from Google, but so far they have dug in and refused to sell.

RSF Says Shame On Yahoo

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has launched an initiative to help increase awareness of countries that actively censor the Internet, and singled out Yahoo’s Jerry Yang for specific complaints about his company’s dealings with oppressive governments.

Yahoo! In The Hot Seat With Free Press Advocates

Reporters Without Borders is accusing Yahoo! of providing information to the Chinese government to procure the conviction of a Hong Kong journalist for leaking state secrets to foreign websites.