'Bypassing Internet Censorship'

About This Manual

This manual 'Bypassing Internet Censorship' provides an introduction to the topic and explains some of the software and methods most often used for circumventing censorship. There is some information on avoiding surveillance and other means of detection while bypassing censorship, however this is a large topic by itself so we have only touched on it where it coincides directly with issues of circumvention.

A full discussion of techniques for maintaining anonymity and preventing detection of content or activities is beyond the scope of this book.


This manual has content that was largely written at a Book Sprint. The Book Sprint was held in the beautiful hills of Upper New York State in the US. Eight people worked together over an intensive five-day period to produce the book. It is a living document of course and is available online for free, where you can also edit it and improve it.

In addition to the material written at the Book Sprint, material has been contributed from previous publications. These include contributions from:

Ronald Deibert
Ethan Zuckerman
Nart Villeneuve
Steven Murdoch
Ross Anderson

Freerk Ohling
Frontline Defenders

These writers kindly agreed to let us use their material within a GPL licensed environment.

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