Beijing Olympics Advice From Ex-CNN Journalist

From Thomas Crampton’s blog:

Journalists coming to cover the Beijing Olympics must balance convenience and paranoia when it comes to their digital security, according to Rebecca MacKinnon, former Beijing Bureau Chief of CNN who now teaches digital journalism at Hong Kong University.

In this video Rebecca offers tips on how to:

1- Get behind the Great Firewall
The Beijing government blocks access to many websites (Wikipedia, some publications, many blogging sites).

To reach these sites, reporters will need to set up a VPN such as WiTopia or use a browser enabled with TOR.

That said, the government seems to be unblocking much of the Internet and may remove most blocks at international hotels and press centers during the games.