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iTunes block lifted by Chinese government

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 26 Aug 2008 11:25 User comments (3)

iTunes block lifted by Chinese government After being blocked for a few days by the Chinese government, Apple's iTunes platform is back up and running in China but with any pro-Tibet downloads still unavailable.
The pro-Tibet download is what is suspected of having the service shut down last week although the Chinese government has not publicly stated why the platform was down.

The album, "Songs for Tibet," was made by the Art of Peace Foundation, an organization that supports Tibetan independence. The album has songs from various artists including Dave Matthews Band and Sting as well as a large speech by the exiled Tibetan leader, the Dalai Lama.

Michael Wohl, executive director of the Art of Peace Foundation added that the CD was created to showoff the limits of free expression in China and that over 40 US athletes in Beijing for the Olympics had downloaded the CD to protest the government.

Lucie Morillon, the U.S. representative for the advocacy group Without Borders, added that the "temporary inaccessibility of iTunes and continuing unavailability of "Songs for Tibet" is an example of the intolerance shown by the Chinese authorities toward Tibetan culture and dissident voices."

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3 user comments

126.8.2008 18:25

Wasnt this part of the scandal where people couldnt acces certain sites during the beijing olympics?

227.8.2008 8:36

China blocks, China lifts blocks, blah blah blah, yada yada yada, snoozer! Doesn't everyone know that any news about China is an instant page turner?

328.8.2008 0:28
susieqbbb
Inactive

china...

What can you say..

They don't want you to speak your mind they violate your rights they treat you like crap and you still stay in there country sooner or later people will leave china in groves and there will be nobody left.

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