On the 10 day countdown to the Beijing Olympics (30 July), Amnesty International will be co-ordinating a global, online day of protest against Internet censorship in China. We aim to 'occupy' as many online spaces as possible to demonstrate our solidarity with netizens in China and to call on major Internet companies to end their complicity in violating the freedom of expression and information of Chinese citizens.
How do I join?
To join the protest, simply register the details of your webpage or blog here. After registering, you will be provided with a line of code to paste into your blog or website.
What will happen on the day?
On the day of protest, 30 July, all registered websites will display a censorship simulation which will momentarily censor random words on their webpages. A banner across the top, or a more discreet ribbon, will explain why this page has become 'censored'. Visitors have the option of dismissing the ribbon or banner, or clicking on them to open a new window which takes them to Amnesty International's Uncensor website to take further action.
Websites administrators and bloggers also have an option of adding a countdown badge to their webpages.
The badge will also be available to MySpace users.
T he badges can be obtained here. Protest badges for Facebook users to come soon!
Where can I get more information?
For more information, to preview your page with the censorship simulation, or to join the Day of Protest, click here.