Authorities in Myanmar blocked all languages of Wikipedia, says internet freedom watchdog

BEIJING, Feb. 20 (Qiuwen) – NetBlocks, the internet freedom advocacy group, says Wikipedia was blocked in Myanmar by the authorities.

NetBlocks confirms “all language editions of Wikipedia” were down in Myanmar starting Thursday morning local time. In a tweet, Netblocks said, this is “part of a widening post-coup internet censorship regime imposed by the military junta.”

Netblocks provided additional information in a picture attached to the tweet, suggests that they have tested the connectivity of Wikipedia in English and French, Wikidata, and wikimedia.org, with none of them accessible. This may intimate that it is highly that the Burmese authorities not only blocked “all language editions of Wikipedia,” but all Wikimedia projects, as a whole. The picture also suggests that Wikipedia remains inaccessible across four different internet service providers in Myanmar.

It is likely that the Burmese authorities are blocking Wikimedia projects using the same tactic seen in China and some other countries, which is by blocking the main IP address Wikipedia and its sister projects uses. All Wikimedia projects share the same IP address, which makes it an easy target by censors to implement a block.

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新冠疫情之下,伊朗当局屏蔽维基百科24小时

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据监控世界互联网审查的组织“NetBlocks”的资料显示,这一持续24小时的屏蔽措施影响了所有伊朗电信运营商对波斯语维基[……]

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维基媒体基金会向欧洲人权法院上诉,要求土耳其解除对维基百科的屏蔽

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【《求闻》北京5月26日讯】

基金会强硬表态

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基金会发文“敦促”中国解除封锁

【《求闻》北京5月17日讯】维基媒体基金会在网站上发表文章表示,他们已经确定,维基百科在中国大陆地区无法访问。这影响了超过13亿的读者、学生、专业人士、研究人员,以及其他人,使得他们再也无法访问这个资源库,也无法将他们的知识与成果与全世界分享。维基媒体基金会提到,在此之前,他们没有获得任何通知或预兆[……]

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