Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Blogging in Burma

The first time I tried to log in to Blogger from a cyber cafe in Yangon, Burma's former political and current economic capital city, I got a message saying "Access has been denied." I got the same message for Gmail and Twitter, though Facebook appeared to be free from internet censorship.

There are ways around the censors, though, and the cyber cafe employees are always close by to help you get through to a blocked site. In my case, that involved a site called www.stupidcensorship.com, which re-routes the web address through a masked url. I'm sure there are others.

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