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[liberationtech] Modern FIDONET for net disable countries?

Eric S Johnson crates at oneotaslopes.org
Sun Dec 30 23:30:50 PST 2012


For the record, Burma/Myanmar (MM) has very little cybercensorship now (the previous censorship started loosening up in about August 2011 and was basically—not entirely, but mostly—dropped by the end of October 2011).

               I’ve been visiting MM since the mid-aughts and have never encountered FidoNet there. Haven’t seen it since Africa, mid-nineties. But that doesn’t mean it wasn’t/isn’t there.

 

(Vietnam still has a measurable amount of online censorship, but it’s not nearly as heavy-handed as China’s or Iran’s. It’s more like Ethiopia’s.

Some of Cambodia’s ~30 ISPs censor a half-dozen sites, but that’s hardly serious (the largest, Vietnamese-controlled, ISP doesn’t!).)

 

Best,

Eric

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From: liberationtech-bounces at lists.stanford.edu [mailto:liberationtech-bounces at lists.stanford.edu] On Behalf Of Peter Fein
Sent: 30 December 2012 22.09
To: liberationtech
Subject: Re: [liberationtech] Modern FIDONET for net disable countries?

 

I should add that I've heard FIDONET is still used in some highly censored SE Asia countries for this purpose (Myanmar IIRC) - laptops on the back of dirt bikes come to villages once a week...

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