Reporters in China: Get around the Great Firewall
December 12, 2011 Leave a comment
If you are a reporter visiting China, you may find yourself flumoxed by the Great Firewall. It’s a seriously troublesome beast that blocks Facebook, Twitter, Blogger, and YouTube among others, but I was able to get back in business.
I’m hoping these tips will be helpful to someone out there when they need them most:
Twitter: You can get to Twitter from inside China by going to: https://188.8.131.52/ Your browser might complain, but proceed anyway.
Everything Else: I recommend the free HotSpot Shield vpn software. It is not fast and has annoying ads, but it will get you to most places you need to go. It worked for most things, but when I needed to upload big files to YouTube, I shelled out $10 for a month of ExpressVPN. It worked great once I got their tech support involved.