Circumventing Internet Censorship

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As the governments of more countries use technology to block their citizens' access to certain websites on the Internet, you might encounter difficulty visiting the RFA sites.

A variety of tools exist for users to overcome Internet censorship. However, no circumvention method is perfect and a user should explore and consider the risks before using any tools. No tool can guarantee your privacy and anonymity.

One of the most popular, though not secure, ways to avoid Internet censorship is to use proxy servers. All major browsers support the use of proxies through the settings or preferences menu.

You can get updated proxy information sent to you automatically by sending an email to proxies@rfanews.org.


Circumvention Tools

Tools are also available for certain mobile devices. Android users can download Orbot and Orweb to bypass censorship on their mobile device.

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nthlink is another censorship circumvention tool that uses traffic masking, strong encryption, trusted DNS lookup, and automated IP switching for safer access to the unfettered Internet. It's available for Android and iOS users on Google Play and iTunes. Users can also download the app directly here.

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Psiphon is a circumvention tool that utilizes VPN, SSH and HTTP Proxy technology to provide you with uncensored access to Internet content.

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Direct Download

RFA Mandarin: https://s3.amazonaws.com/psiphon/web/4str-1dz0-v7xn/en/download.html#direct

RFA Cantonese: https://s3.amazonaws.com/psiphon/web/5gpd-ev2q-xxgb/en/download.html#direct

RFA Tibetan: https://s3.amazonaws.com/psiphon/web/svt9-8rwc-ikx4/en/download.html#direct

RFA Vietnamese:https://s3.amazonaws.com/psiphon/web/22eh-lk0b-uyry/en/download.html#direct


You can also get the news via email. Several of our news services distribute their stories via email newsletter. It is important to note that this method will not prevent the government from knowing the content you are receiving. Use the links below to sign up:


Cantonese newsletter:  Register here or write to Cnews-join@rfanews.org
Korean newsletter:  Register here or write to korean-join@rfanews.org
Mandarin newsletter:  Register here or write to mnews-join@rfanews.org
Uyghur newsletter:  Register here or write to uygnews-join@rfanews.org
Vietnamese newsletter:  Register here or write to Vietnews-join@rfanews.org

You can also share information on the web sites that are blocked on your computer. One service available is https://www.herdict.org/.

If you wish to share information about ways to overcome Internet censorship, write to us at contact@rfa.org.

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