Democracy and Freedom Web

The Democracy and Freedom Web, [4] also known as Perspectives Web,[5] was a Mainland China-based website founded by Wu Wei on June 12, 2001.[6] It was officially registered and filed in Beijing, Chengdu and Guangzhou and other places.[7] The website was shut down, blocked, hacked or otherwise incapacitated by the Chinese authorities forty-eight times[8] for discussing political reforms, human rights and other sensitive topics. However, every time the website was closed, it would go back online. [9]

Democracy and Freedom Web
FoundedJune 12, 2001[1]
DissolvedJuly 16, 2006[2]
Founder(s)Wu Wei[3]

Shut downEdit

Democracy and Freedom Web was disabled for publishing articles mourning Zhao Ziyang.[10] On July 16, 2006, the website was completely closed.[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Democracy and Freedom Web ordered to shut down". Boxun. 2006-07-16. Archived from the original on 2007-03-24.
  2. ^ "Democracy and Freedom Web Shut Down Again". Boxun. 2006-07-18. Archived from the original on 2006-11-08.
  3. ^ Australia. Parliament. House of Representatives (2004). Parliamentary Debates (Hansard).: House of Representatives. Australian Government Publishing Service. Archived from the original on 2021-04-17. Retrieved 2021-04-17.
  4. ^ "China Human Rights and Rule of Law Update - July 2005". Congressional-Executive Commission on China. June 22, 2005. Archived from the original on April 17, 2021. Retrieved April 17, 2021.
  5. ^ "Media Summary: Chinese Authorities Continue to Shut Down, Block Web Sites". Congressional-Executive Commission on China. March 1, 2006. Archived from the original on April 17, 2021. Retrieved April 17, 2021.
  6. ^ ""Democracy and Freedom Web" Censored for the 48th Time". Apple Daily. 2006-07-17. Archived from the original on 2021-04-17. Retrieved 2021-04-17.
  7. ^ ""Democracy and Freedom Web" was shut down by the authorities for the 48th time". Radio Free Asia. 2006-07-17. Archived from the original on 2021-04-17. Retrieved 2021-04-17.
  8. ^ Democratic China (1 April 2020). The Journey of Liu Xiaobo: From Dark Horse to Nobel Laureate. University of Nebraska Press. pp. 261–. ISBN 978-1-64012-294-9. Archived from the original on 17 April 2021. Retrieved 17 April 2021.
  9. ^ Philip P. Pan (May 24, 2004). "Webmaster Finds Gaps in China's Net". The Washington Post.
  10. ^ Ma Jian (May 21, 2005). "China's access to the Internet is still guarded by firewalls". Taipei Times. Archived from the original on April 17, 2021. Retrieved April 17, 2021.
  11. ^ "CCPPD Orders Shutdown of Democracy and Freedom Network". Voice of America. 2006-07-17. Archived from the original on 2021-04-17. Retrieved 2021-04-17.