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China blocks YouTube again

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, March 24, 2009
15 years ago2,094 views

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7961069.stm

"China is reported to have blocked the YouTube video-sharing website because it has been carrying video of soldiers beating monks and other Tibetans.

The date and location of the footage, posted by a Tibetan exile group, cannot be ascertained.

A Chinese government spokesman would not confirm whether YouTube had indeed been blocked.

China has a history of blocking websites which carry messages it views as politically unacceptable.

In most of China, YouTube has suddenly become inaccessible.
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Reuters states that 'Access to YouTube had been spotty earlier in March, the one-year anniversary of widespread protests by Tibetans against Chinese rule'.
http://www.reuters.com/article/internetNews/idUSTRE52N1VN20090324

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