Amnesty Int'l: Weds is Protest Day for China's Internet Censorship

Use your website or social networking page to take a stand for human rights. Sign up to be a part of Amnesty International's day of protest tomorrow against internet censorship in China.

Stand up against Internet censorship in China by registering your page as part of the online the Day of Protest. On the 10 day countdown to the Beijing Olympics (July 30), we will demonstrate our solidarity with netizens in China and strengthen our call on major internet companies to uphold human rights through ‘occupying’ as many online spaces as possible.


July 30th is the ten day countdown to the Beijing Olympic Games and hundreds of websites like yours (and this one) can take a simple action to protest against China's censorship of the Internet. Sites like Wikipedia, CNN and Facebook, as well as websites with information on human rights, Falun Gong, AIDS and SARS are routinely blocked by Chinese ISPs.

How does it work?

Be part of the Day of Protest, add a single line of javascript to your web page. The javascript will automatically activate on July 30th and every visitorwill see, for a few seconds, a censored version of your site, and a message explaining the Day of Protest. There is also an alternative version, which has no censorship, and shows only a banner in the corner of your site. The censorship disappears and your chosen protest banner will appear on your site for the day.

You can also put one of these cool badges on your site.

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    The daughter (none / 0) (#1)
    by pie on Tue Jul 29, 2008 at 08:29:38 PM EST
    of a friend is in Beijing writing for the Games, part of an college journalism internship.

    Here's her blog.

    Re-education... (none / 0) (#2)
    by desertswine on Wed Jul 30, 2008 at 12:13:15 PM EST
    That's so messed up.... (none / 0) (#3)
    by kdog on Wed Jul 30, 2008 at 12:43:17 PM EST
    barbarism in the name of authority alive and well in 2008.