China Unblocks Wikipedia 维基百科被解封了

2006年10月17日 | 分类: 热点聚焦 | 标签:

今天在网上闲逛的时候,突然看到了这样的一个消息,维基百科被大陆解封了,但是我试了一下www.wikipedia.org是可以访问的,但是中文页zh.wikipedia.org还是不可以的,也许还有很多的原因,但是总算是一个不错的消息。PS.说这些总是有点危险的,不知道会不会被…原文如下:

China Unblocks Wikipedia By E&P Staff
Published: October 11, 2006 10:40 AM ET

NEW YORK The online interactive reference site Wikipedia announced Tuesday that the site had apparently been made accessible in China, after being blocked for just over a year by the country's government.

Wikipedia reported on its site that it had received word from multiple users in the country on Chinese-forums.com that the site had been restored, as first pointed out by the Flumesday blog on Tuesday. The most recent blocking was the third such outage reported by Wikipedia.

“We'll see how long this lasts,” said the company on its site. “Chinese Wikipedians have expressed fears about the detrimental effects that a permanent ban would have. First of all, the block deprives a useful resource from the majority of Chinese speakers in the world. Moreover, since Mainland Chinese form a significant portion of the Chinese Wikipedia community (46% of all users in March 2005), a long-term block could severely stunt the growth of Wikipedia similar to the block in June 2004.”

Flumesday noted that the 2004 block was rumored to have come in response to an article posted on the site as the country approached the 15th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre.

“There has been much speculation over the cause of the block,” writes Wikipedia. “Possible reasons offered include controversial articles in Wikipedia itself and recent controversial events in the news that Wikipedia has covered, though as of now none of these are confirmed.”

E&P Staff (letters@editorandpublisher.com)



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