August 25, 2008
China: Media Freedom Group’s Chinese-Language Site Unblocked
Text of report by Paris-based media freedom organization Reporters Sans Frontieres (RSF) on 25 August
The Chinese-language version of the Reporters Without Borders website became accessible in China today. Tests carried out in Beijing and Shangai showed that Chinese internet users can access the site at this address: http://www.rsf.org/chinese/.
After learning that Olympic athletes had downloaded music from the "Songs for Tibet" album while in Beijing, the authorities blocked access to this album in the Apple online music store iTunes on 22 August. The Amazon page where the album can be bought has also been blocked since 22 August.
Originally published by Reporters Sans Frontieres press release, Paris, in English 25 Aug 08.
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