Internet Censorship In China: Tibetan Activists, Bloggers Use Apps, Proxies To Access Banned Contents [Exclusive]
Complaining about the censorship in China, Chinese overseas human rights activists and Tibetans-in-exile say that Beijing uses every tactic possible to track any anti- government movements. Surprisingly, there are still quite a lot of bloggers and activists who are able to gain access to the officially banned and barred foreign channels and sites, including Voice of America and Radio Free Asia.
Tsering Woeser, a famous Tibetan blogger based in Beijing, is one of the bloggers who was able to access such banned sites and channels.
Woeser says she uses a number of apps and proxies to access contents despite censorship in China.
Many other Tibetans like Woeser can also listen to the Radio Free Asia or Voice of America or Voice of Tibet by using apps and proxies apparently brought from the black market.
In an email interview to International Business Times, Dorjee Tseten, the head of Students for a Free Tibet, India, refused to comment about the censorship in China but the young leader said that they had given training to a lot of Tibetan activists to stay safe from Chinese hackers.
"We (SFT) educate activists, leaders, communicators on Tech security for which you can refer to this web: http://www.tibetaction.net/," said Dorjee Tseten.
It is said that people in China can have a better access to the banned books and news channels which allegedly propagate anti Chinese government ideologies via iPhone.
However, Apple this month blocked an application that was said to be giving access to banned books from its App store in China.
Hao Peiqiang who designed the app said that the company told him they ejected the app because it "includes content that is illegal in China."
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