GFW (Great Firewall of China) is the byname of the Golden Shield Project, which is a censorship and surveillance project operated by the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) division of the China government.
GFW has deprived us of our freedom of speech by blocking websites, such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and many other great websites. In order to say no to GFW, people has made some videos, and among which, below 10 are the most popular on YouTube.
1. Great Firewall Of China (HUNGRY BEAST)
Upload date: March 03, 2010
Uploaded by: abchungrybeast
GFW Tips: Marc Fennell shows you what is GFW and how it works.
2. Great Firewall of China — Navarro’s China Effect
Upload date: November 23, 2007
Uploaded by: ComingChinaWars
GFW Tips: American corporations like Yahoo, Microsoft, Skype, Cisco, and Google help China put thousands in prison by helping to build the Great Firewall of China.
3. The Great Firewall of China
Upload date: March 11, 2010
Uploaded by: Interlocals
GFW Tips: Spoken in Chinese with both Chinese and English subtitles, this YouTube video shows you the history of GFW.
4. Ai weiwei interviewed on CNN’s Amanpour
Upload date: March 21, 2010
Uploaded by: asianrapworldwide
GFW Tips: Leading Chinese activist and artist Ai Weiwei though said there are new technologies that can help people overcome what he called the Great Firewall, but it’s available to only a small number of people.
5. China Denies Internet Censorship
Upload date: January 26, 2010
Uploaded by: AssociatedPress
GFW Tips: The Chinese government rejected U.S. claims that it is censoring access to the internet.
6. Censorship of China Internet Access by the Chinese Goverment
Upload date: April 21, 2008
Uploaded by: surveynation
GFW Tips: Survey Nation asks random people two questions:
a. Will the PRC allow a free Internet?
b. Are the people of China ready for an uncensored Web experience?
7. Internet Censorship (Alex Jones)
Upload date: August 07, 2008
Uploaded by: NufffRespect
GFW Tips: We can either do nothing and just watch the Internet being dismantled before our very eyes, or we can take action now and salvage what’s left of the Internet as it stands today.
8. China-Google: Search engine censorship row
Upload date: February 02, 2010
Uploaded by: france24english
GFW Tips: China may be a massive potential market for search engine companies, but Google may pull out of the country, in a row over censorship.
9. The Great Firewall Of China
Upload date: May 27, 2008
Uploaded by: journeymanpictures
GFW Tips: China has the most sophisticated censorship and internet surveillance in the world. But despite this autocratic control some guerrilla bloggers are still managing to get their message through.
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10. Grass Mud Horse
Upload date: February 04, 2009
Uploaded by: ideacm
GFW Tips: The most famous song against the GFW and internet censorship. You can check out The New York Times for more details.
By the way, the numbers of video views are based upon May 10, 2010 and they may be increased now.
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