Censorship: “China blocks almost a quarter of accredited foreign news sites: watchdog”

“China’s “Great Firewall” system of online censorship blocks domestic access to nearly a quarter of the foreign news organisations accredited to report in the country, a press watchdog said Tuesday.

Beijing bars its citizens from accessing the publicly available websites of 23 percent of 215 international news organisations that have journalists based in China, the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of China (FCCC) said in a statement.

Thirty-one percent of news organisations that publish primarily in English, the most widely-spoken foreign language in China, are blocked, the FCCC said in a statement…”

https://news.yahoo.com/china-blocks-almost-quarter-accredited-foreign-news-sites-083929549.html

Wow that’s funny. China gives these news organizations “permission” to operate in their country then blocks them anyway. I guess they can operate only when China says so. Isn’t mass censorship amazing?

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