Domestic Blogs Closed and Blogspot Blocked in China

By: nart on 19 March 2004
Posted in Asia, China, Publications

As reported by Reporters Without Borders, the two blog hosting sites, Blogbus.com and Blogcn.com, have been shutdown. These websites are not filtered or blocked through technical means, they are accessible to Internet users in China. However, the content has been removed and replaced with messages indicating that the websites themselves have been temporarily shut down. Further testing indicates that although www.blogspot.com is accessible, blogs hosted by blogspot.com, which are accessed through sub-domains (*.blogspot.com), are in fact, inaccessible to Internet users in China. Click Here to read the full bulletin.

Blogspot has once again been

Blogspot has once again been blocked in China as of this week. It opened up again several months ago, and I got to working on a media site with my school students, but now they're becoming a little disillusioned by the fact that we've worked really hard on our blog, and now we have no reliable access within China.

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