Zambia Reports, Watchdog mirror created by Reporters without Borders blocked as well

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Access from within Zambia to the mirror of the Zambian Watchdog news website that Reporters Without Borders created yesterday to help circumvent government censorship was itself blocked within hours.

 

Internet users in Zambia have confirmed to Reporters Without Borders that the mirror site is now being blocked.

And the Zambian authorities have also blocked domestic access to a second independent Website www.zambiareports. Read the article in the Guardian of UK here

 

Reporters Without Borders is offering a complete archive of the Zambian Watchdog website to Internet users who would like to create their own mirror. It is available at http://zambianwatchdog.rsf.org/archive.tar.gz.  

 

To create and host a copy of the site, download the 407 Mb archive, transfer it to an online server and decompress the files in their own folder.

 

Then send us the newly-created mirror’s address and we will add it to the list of mirror sites: http://en.rsf.org/rwb-mirror-censorship-04-09-2012,41825.html

And Reporters Without Borders is appalled by the Zambian government’s blocking of access to Zambian Watchdog (www.zambianwatchdog.com), an independent news website based abroad, and by a wave of arrests and charges against journalists suspected of collaborating with the site.

Read the full reaction by the Paris based media freedom  orgainsatuion here

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46 Responses to Zambia Reports, Watchdog mirror created by Reporters without Borders blocked as well

  1. They r using substandard chinese technology…. I’m enjoying ZWD in solwezi….. Work done is zero by king Ukwa

    Solwezi Cia spy - July 20, 2013
    07:14

  2. Blackberry no problem… And also opera mini is ok too.viva zwd

    tomandjerry - July 20, 2013
    00:45

  3. i love watchdog than timez of pf and post of pf and daily mails wth lies

    christian brotherhood - July 19, 2013
    21:49

  4. Web site cnt b blocked by thz imbecile pf. there skilz ar stil at bby claz level. im more educated than pf prsdent..

    christian brotherhood - July 19, 2013
    21:43

  5. They are wasting their time these autocratic goons.we are still enjoying the zwd at full throttle

    Reflect - July 19, 2013
    19:12

    • Indeed wasting their time still enjoying ZW to the brim.

      1000 ways to die - July 19, 2013
      20:45

  6. Working for me! ZWD ni zee!!!

    kasaka - July 19, 2013
    18:50

  7. Since morning I have been on WD and never had difficulties, who is reporting lies ? Maybe its these dinosaurs (PF dictators) who are trying to confuse the WD. You those chinese phones you are using it will go well with you ?

    Wezungwangu - July 19, 2013
    18:15

    • I mean all those using cheap chinese phones they think everything will go well with them , never

      Wezungwangu - July 19, 2013
      18:19

      • @wezungwange, what matters isn’t how expensive your phone is, but your technical capacity to use it efficiently. i’ve reprogrammed my cheap chinese phone and expanded its functionality such that am never affected with by pf blocking of sites. in fact i browse freely on all networks.

        T.B. Joshua - July 20, 2013
        12:07

  8. No problems with reading this publication if you hammer turbohide.com

    Shimapuli - July 19, 2013
    18:02

  9. Have been accessing ZWD uninterupted since.

    To start with UKWA doesn’t know how to read and write, he’s a standard 2 drop-out.

    His Legal Affair Minister is not only a Joke in himself, but an insult of a being.

    ALUTA CONTINUA ZWD. ALL OLD RUGS OUT

    OldRugsOUT - July 19, 2013
    17:56

  10. I have no problem reading.Just use one of the proxies such as http://www.turbohide.com. It’s great.

    Shimapuli - July 19, 2013
    17:29

    • Thanks shimapuli, it works brilliant!

      vvi - July 20, 2013
      06:56

  11. BOI, please this is not Facebook. stop talking about being blocked on this site cost it does not work that way,

    for your OWN INFORMATION, your PF engineers have failed to block ZWD in Zambian. NOT EVEN ON THEIR OWN NETWORK ZAMTEL.I AM using ZAMTEL in KBW…

    The Internet was designed to self hell, that’s what most people don’t know. you cant really shut down people. maybe nursery school going children , which in this case i am not one of them

    betters - July 19, 2013
    17:13

  12. Never missed news here, thanks to Opera mini.

    mwanawina - July 19, 2013
    16:29

    • me too man, i jst hear of ths blocking bt i havent experienced it. Opera min is good

      the prophet - July 20, 2013
      06:29

  13. This is news to me iam smartly reading ZWD.

    P.F CADRE - July 19, 2013
    16:20

  14. Uc browser or opera mini is the way to go.

    umupondo - July 19, 2013
    16:02

  15. Just download STEALTH. They can’t possibly manage. If the US failed to silence Wikileaks, who is PF? I’m enjoying ZWD on my Blackberry right here in Zambia.

    Choma Zambia - July 19, 2013
    16:02

  16. Use http://www.proxyhat.com to log in, no problems

    Jairos - July 19, 2013
    15:51

  17. Try as they may, the muppets in PF will not succeed in their attempts to block ZWD. No wonder their leader is an illiterate blundering riff raff. Click my name!

    Czar - July 19, 2013
    15:26

  18. Sata and his Pig Feces (PF) think blocking the watchdog will give Zambia a better image how dumb is that? If you don’t like ZWD don’t read it, it is that simple! I can’t believe they are wasting tax payers money on such nonsense.

    Wisdom - July 19, 2013
    15:23

  19. Even PF ministers addicted to Zambian Watchdog like Miles Sampa and Nkandu Luo should be frustrated with the action taken by Sata

    EMMY - July 19, 2013
    15:22

  20. unleash international hackers and other organizations sympathetic to freedom of the press, Sata ask the US Government how they failed with wiki leaks and Juliann asange

    patick - July 19, 2013
    15:06

  21. This is a government that promised the people of zambia heaven on earth even when they knew they cannot give them Cairo road..Opera mini ladies and gentlemen is the way out,am not affected on my Blackberry.

    Benny mainga - July 19, 2013
    14:42

  22. Ba zalema

    NACHI - July 19, 2013
    14:41

  23. Dont warry thats why we in diaspora, we shall be emailing our friends kikikiki pama fi

    Mailoni ressurrected soul - July 19, 2013
    14:28

  24. Guys, donot list the proxy sites you are using here because they are going to block them too, they have blocked the ones listed by watchdog but I have managed to find one to use, since there are thousands of them online. Just send your proxy site to friends and family instead of advertising them for the pf idiots to target them. This is war,and let’s tire the dunderheads to death as they will not manage to block all the proxy sites!

    Rihana - July 19, 2013
    14:16

    • Click on my name!

      Czar - July 19, 2013
      15:41

    • Wonderful news holaaaaala.

      1000 ways to die - July 19, 2013
      20:47

  25. They are wasting money.am enjoying the ZWD in M’tendere east,zambia lusaka

    fairness and justice - July 19, 2013
    14:15

  26. As long as the watchdog is accessable in other parts of the world i shall read it, to hell the coward Sata, u are going whether u like it or not.

    George - July 19, 2013
    14:11

  27. JST DOWNLOAD UTRASURF U WILL ACCESS ZWD WITHOUT A PROBLEM

    LOVER - July 19, 2013
    14:08

  28. Awe mwandi this pf

    Wenye - July 19, 2013
    13:40

  29. Opera mini is the way to go.

    Sata(n) is a liar - July 19, 2013
    13:26

  30. Zambia is leading the world in cyber warfare. This is fun to watch. Sure this is giving Ukwa sleepless nights. If prostrate cancer does not kill him, I am sure he will drive himself crazy trying to block hostile internet sites. That is probably why he is not seen a lot in public. He is pre-occupied with blocking the Watchdog.

    Ex-Zambian - July 19, 2013
    13:23

  31. Despots are like that next time pipo be wise. Never to allow tinpots anymore! Viva HH!

    Morse - July 19, 2013
    13:20

  32. I can enjoy reading

    odyankumbu - July 19, 2013
    13:08

  33. To hell with them. I have continued seeing the watchdog and posting like now ON THE ZAMTEL NETWORK IN KABWE, IN THE MIDDLE OF ZAMBIA……….. LOL HAHHAHA

    FOR THEIR OWN INFORMATION, KINLDY TELL THE ENGINEERS THAT THE TECHNOLOGY THEY ARE USING IS PRIMARY SCHOOL LEVEL.

    betters - July 19, 2013
    13:07

  34. This PF Government is a problem.Let them remain noble and there will be no need of suppressing opposing views. I am in state house premises but still able to browse using proxite.net.

    Smart boy I - July 19, 2013
    13:01

  35. pipo use proxies, or opera mini…im in Zambia and reading zwd nicely.

    xoxo - July 19, 2013
    12:56

  36. Opera mini is better.Ever since,Im able to access zwd on mtn/airtel

    situmba - July 19, 2013
    12:51

  37. When around us the world is progressing, we here have a Jurassic age president claiming to offer 21st century solutions, one of which involves blocking free media

    Suggestor - July 19, 2013
    12:50

    • Jurassic age zambia being the jurassic park. LOL.

      1000 ways to die - July 19, 2013
      20:52