Reporters Without Borders New Chinese-website Goes Online

Dharamshala: The Paris-based press freedom watchdog, Reporters Without Borders (RSF)Wednesday (22 December) has launched a new version of its Chinese-language website www.rsf-chinese.org in order to provide better information to Chinese-speakers. Access to the site was blocked inside China soon after its launch in 2005 but it has been getting tens of thousands of readers each year.
According to an RSF press release, "The new version of the site has its press releases and reports about current press freedom issues, especially those that concern China, lots of information about the 2010 Nobel peace laureate, Liu Xiaobo, a frequently updated press review, photos that have not been published elsewhere, surprising interviews, and petitions for the release of journalists, bloggers and free speech defenders who are in prison in China."

You can also follow the activities of Reporters Without Borders on this Chinese-language Twitter account: http://twitter.com/rsfasia2

RSF Chinese-language website can be accessed from within China by using proxies or VPNs. To learn how to circumvent censorship in a relatively simple manner, consult this Reporters Without Borders handbook: http://en.rsf.org/spip.php?page=art...

The Reporters Without Borders defends journalists imprisoned or persecuted for doing their job and expose the mistreatment and torture of them in at least 140 countries all over the world. RFS is present in all five continents through its national branches (in Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland), its offices in New York, Tokyo and Washington, and the more than 120 correspondents it has in other countries.

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