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[liberationtech] Change.org blocked in Belarus. Advice welcome :-)

Eva Galperin eva at eff.org
Thu Aug 16 16:32:46 PDT 2012


Paul,

EFF has received reports from a DNS provider that is being completely
blocked in Belarus. Which DNS provider do you use?


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Eva Galperin
International Freedom of Expression Coordinator
Electronic Frontier Foundation
eva at eff.org
(415) 436-9333 ex. 111
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On 8/16/12 2:18 PM, Paul Hilder wrote:
> Dear all,
> 
> This week, Change.org - the open platform for anyone, anywhere to
> start, join and win campaigns -- has been blocked in Belarus. The
> blocking is taking place at the level of Beltelecom, the state
> monopoly service provider.
> 
> The mechanism, rather unusually I think, is simple DNS address
> blocking, which is also affecting other sites. We are in close touch
> with our DNS service provider on this issue and seeking to resolve it.
> 
> We believe the issue may relate to the content of one or more
> campaigns started by Change.org users. We have seen several
> significant campaigns on the site in recent months, some on
> challenging issues.
> 
> We are engaging in dialogue initially to seek to remove the block, but
> are also assessing other options in response.
> 
> We have consulted a number of the usual go-to people already, but I'd
> really welcome any advice or perspectives from LiberationTech list
> members, on or off list!
> 
> Sorry to be asking rather than sharing on my first posting here... but
> I hope you understand the circumstances, and look forward to further
> discussion.
> 
> Warmest wishes,
> 
> Paul
> --
> Paul Hilder
> Vice-President of Global Campaigns
> Change.org
> 
> Now: London, UK
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