CBC listeners help broadcaster lobby for unblocking in China

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8 Responses to “CBC listeners help broadcaster lobby for unblocking in China”

  1. okumarts says:

    Baby steps… baby steps.
    Loving the CBC.

  2. Takuan says:

    they could use a little domestic unblocking in China too.
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7370903.stm

  3. Agent 86 says:

    Heh, I forgot all about the communist-mario conspiracy!

  4. David Carroll says:

    Well done bringing the world’s largest nation to it’s knees!

    To contrast, the April 24th podcast edition of Search Engine consisted of host Jesse Brown and Cory discussing how they spent their Passover Seders for about a minute before going for some soup. Possibly watercress soup with seafood.. Cory can you confirm????

  5. imron says:

    Although these efforts may have had an effect on getting CBC’s radio program unblocked, Wikipedia and the BBC have been unblocked here for weeks now, and so it’s a bit of a stretch to imply that somehow their unblocking is related. As #5 mentioned, these things come and go, it might be unblocked today but it’s just as likely to get re-blocked tomorrow. In any event, it’s trivial to bypass the blocks with a VPN or a proxy.

  6. boingcat says:

    Great. I guess now a few of the torch-bearers will be detained for questioning. Way to keep the anonymity!

  7. Antinous says:

    I guess now a few of the torch-bearers will be detained for questioning.

    More likely ALL of the torch-bearers will be detained for re-education.

  8. streakingsnake says:

    It seems too soon to attribute this minor “victory” to the efforts of CBC, the fact of the matter is that Wikipedia, youtube and a host of sites are periodically blocked and unblocked by their firewall, often with no discernible trend or apparent reason, making for much frustration. The general rule seems to be that anything that was once available will eventually be unblocked, but no promises as to when, diplomatic action notwithstanding.

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