A group of the world’s leading international broadcasters is supporting the newly launched bypasscensorship.org, a resource for internet users on how to circumvent internet censorship.
The website is co-sponsored by OTF grantor the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) (US), the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) (UK), Deutsche Welle (DW) (Germany), and France Médias Monde (FMM) (France). Accessible in seven languages (English, Mandarin Chinese, Arabic, Farsi, Spanish, French, and Russian), bypasscensorship.org looks “to increase Internet freedom for people currently living in repressive environments where regimes aim to block access to information and threaten freedom of expression.”
International news websites, along with social media and messaging channels used for accessing, sharing and engaging in the free flow of news and information online are routinely blocked by governments in many countries. Bypasscensorship.org provides information on how to access and download security-conscious tools and guides on their use. When governments try to block these circumvention tools, the site is updated with information to help users stay ahead of the censors and maintain access to news sites.
“The right to seek, and impart, facts and ideas is a universal human right which many repressive governments seek to control. This website presents an incredible opportunity to provide citizens around the world with the resources they need to access a free and open internet for uncensored news and information essential to making informed decisions about their lives and communities,” said BBG CEO, John F. Lansing.
The broadcasters supporting the Bypass Censorship site are part of the DG7 group of media organisations which are consistent supporters of UN resolutions on media freedom and the safety of journalists.
Check out the website here: https://www.bypasscensorship.org/