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China: Flickr filtered and the Flickr community reacts

Categories: China

Flickr [1], 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 [2] on the help forum [3].

As Global Voices John Kennedy reported earlier [4], the reason of banning Flickr may be the photo-report of the Xiamen protest [5] that made its way to flikr [6].

Hamed Saber, the developer of the Firefox [7] extension Access Flickr! [8] (see his interview with Global Voices [9]) who got engaged in an interesting debate [10] about the Great Firewall in China [11], is offering his support [12] to the Chinese Flickr Community and a Chinese HowTo [13] of the extension has been added.