22 September 2005 (RFE/RL) -- The media watchdog group Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has released a guide to help cyber-dissidents get past Internet censors in countries from China --> http://www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2005/9/189BEE5D-DA65-4A9E-B831-0A506452E322.html to Iran. --> http://www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2005/1/9A878712-70BD-4E5A-B68B-F9676E9FBA7A.html
The handbook is partly financed by the French Foreign Ministry and includes technical advice on how to remain anonymous online.
The guide explains technologies that can break through government Internet filters, but warns dissidents, Internet journalists, and "bloggers" to check how severe the penalty will be if they are caught using them.
It was launched at the Apple Expo computer show in Paris today and can be downloaded from the group's website in Chinese, Arabic, Persian, English, and French.
Reporters Without Borders' Julien Pain says bloggers are often the only real journalists in countries where the mainstream media is censored or under pressure.
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