China: Flickr filtered and the Flickr community reacts

Flickr, the popular photo-sharing site is being blocked in China since June 7th: “It seems that access to our image servers is being blocked for users in much of China. Our technical staff has looked into this at depth and determined this is not a technical issue from our end. We will keep an eye on the situation and update if we get any developments”, said Flickr CEO Stewart Butterfield on the help forum.

As Global Voices John Kennedy reported earlier, the reason of banning Flickr may be the photo-report of the Xiamen protest that made its way to flikr.

Hamed Saber, the developer of the Firefox extension Access Flickr! (see his interview with Global Voices) who got engaged in an interesting debate about the Great Firewall in China, is offering his support to the Chinese Flickr Community and a Chinese HowTo of the extension has been added.

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