Undermining the Great Firewall of China

As reported over at Global Voices Online, bloggers in China are now turning to podcasts as a way to dissent -- at least until the recognition technology figures out how to filter certain words and sounds:


"You want to post on the relevant political and social issues, but when words act against you, what’s a blogger to do?
Podcasts seem to be an answer, at least until voice-monitoring technology catches up—an idea not lost on Democratic China Blog’s Neo, whose MSN Spaces blog of the same name was blocked on the mainland not long ago.
First up is a news report [zh] on Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference delegate Zhang Xianliang and his proposal to build a Cultural Revolution museum.
Following that Neo posts a series of four recordings [zh] of Ming Ju-zheng (明居正), Dean of National University of Taiwan’s political science department speaking on the Cultural Revolution."

So, maybe only 1% of Internet users are using podcasts now, but it looks like we could see a firestorm in China soon...

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