Even China Can’t Stop the Internets

Nice bit of reporting over on Wired about the efforts being made by those inside Tibet to get news of the protests, riots and killings through the news blackout imposed by the Chinese:

“Much of the reporting from Lhasa and elsewhere in Tibet comes from bloggers, tourists and activism organizations rather than traditional news outlets, which appear to have been blocked from the region.

Some enterprising bloggers are trying to evade China’s Golden Shield by behaving like spammers — deliberately mis-spelling words that China’s censors have deemed troublesome and placed in its filtering system.

Thus Michael D. Manning, who runs the news blog “The Opposite End of China,” has posted  photos of  protesting monks at  the Labrang Monastery in Xiahe in Tibet and captioned the photos  with the  word “Labr@ng.”

This is another sign that the internet, far more than any army, has the power to bring change to the world.  Information is power and now the information has a better chance than ever to spread across the globe.


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