To mark World Day Against Cyber-Censorship, RSF is launching the second round of its Operation Collateral Freedom by making six more news websites accessible in the countries where they are currently blocked. Collateral Freedom: how we thwart censorship In an original initiative designed to circumvent website blocking by governments that violate human rights, Reporters Without […]

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Foiling censorship in 13 anti-Internet countries

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Unblocked websites

esohr-Egypte

European Saudi Organization for Human Rights

Open

The Berlin and London-based European Saudi Organization for Human Rights (ESOHR) documents human rights violations in Saudi Arabia using a blog first created in August 2013 (and blocked in October 2013) and a website launched in September 2014 (and blocked since July 2015). Coordinating with other groups, its activists provide information and lobby governments internationally. […]

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Boxun-Chine

Boxun

Open

A New York-based news website created in March 2000, Boxun owes its success to the speed with which it covers sensitive stories in China. It has always used the citizen-journalism model but, despite limited resources, it puts a great deal of effort into verifying the information it receives, often from anonymous sources, in order to […]

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Sendika-Turquie

Sendika.org

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Sendika.org is an alternative news website that was launched 14 years ago. It aims to serve as a mouthpiece for those without a voice and to cover stories ignored by mainstream media – including social issues, the Kurdish issue, and the women’s and LGBT movements. Recognized as a leading source of news about the crackdown […]

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sarawak-Malaisie

Sarawak Report

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Investigative journalist Clare Rewcastle-Brown founded the Sarawak Report, a London-based, English-language news website specializing in Malaysia, in 2010, at the same time as its sister outlet, Radio Free Sarawak, an exile radio station that has won several awards. After its coverage of illegal logging and corruption quickly attracted international attention, it stepped up its reporting […]

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rfa-Vietnam

Radio Free Asia

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Created as a non-profit broadcaster in 1996 and funded by the US Congress via the Broadcasting Board of Governors, Radio Free Asia aims to provide independently- reported news and information to Asian countries that have little or no alternative to government propaganda. Its Vietnamese service, launched in 1997 with two hours of programming a day, […]

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Chronicles of Turkmenistan

Chronicles of Turkmenistan

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Created in 2006, Chronicles of Turkmenistan (Хроника Туркменистана) is the news website of the “Turkmen Initiative for the Defence of Human Rights,” a NGO founded in November 2004 with the aim or providing information about developments in Turkmenistan including minority rights, freedom of association, free speech and child labour. It cooperates frequently with Human Right […]

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cihpress.com_

Hablemos Press

Open

The Cuban government maintains a complete monopoly on news and information and tolerates no independent media aside from a few Catholic magazines. Internet access continues to be restricted because of its prohibitive cost and is tightly controlled. Founded in 2009, Hablemos Press is an independent news agency that covers a range of subjects including human […]

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gooya.com_1

Gooya News

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“Pluralism” is the quality that best defines Gooya News, an offshoot of Gooya.com, one of the first and most important Farsi-language online portals. It offers news and analyses by journalists and civil society activists of all political tendencies, and takes content from both the Islamic Republic’s official website and opposition sites. It also has a […]

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grani.ru_1

Grani.ru

Open

Launched in 2000, the Grani.ru news website has carved itself out a unique place in the Russian media landscape, serving as an outlet for talented freelance reporters and commentators and providing a forum for the many civil society groups, human rights defenders and opposition figures who are never seen on the main TV channels. Grani.ru […]

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Spread the word

Share Operation Collateral Freedom on social networks. Help us to circulate the #CollateralFreedom mirror site addresses on social networks:
Operation #CollateralFreedom @RSF_RWB unblocks 6 news sites censored in 5 countries http://12mars.rsf.org and https://github.com/RSF-RWB/collateralfreedom

Make a donation

We plan to continue this operation for as long as the funds available allow. The mirror sites and the bandwidth used by visitors to the sites have a price that we will cover during the first few months.

Your donation will help us to extend Operation Collateral Freedom. A donation of $10 will pay for 8 GB of bandwidth per site and for extending the operation by one day.