Tuesday, September 07, 2004

Countries That Block Websites

I remember when I learned that all Typepad sites were blocked in China. Heather told Pketh, he told me and checked with other China bloggers to see if it was true. Sadly it was, angering thousands of bloggers, especially those in China. Before visiting China, the only experience I had had with a blocked websites was in grade school. I never had any problems with this, usually sites that were blocked by the school filters were non-academic anyways.

But being blocked from sites in the privacy of your own home? Vastly different and extremely annoying. Luckily, there are ways to get around these hurdles. However, governments have been known to do something efficient and come up with innovative ways to make people's lives difficult. According to Foreign Resources, the following countries are known to block websites.
  • Bahrain
  • China
  • Cuba
  • Jordan
  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • Syria
  • Tunisia
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United States of America
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vietnam
  • Yemen