GreatFire.org

is creating projects that expand online freedom of speech in China

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获得自由的第一步就是要突破防火墙,访问无限制的互联网。赞助该金额以表示对我们的支持。The first step towards internet freedom is breaking through the firewall to access an uncensored internet. Your support helps to keep our projects operational.

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为了让更多人获得自由,我们需要分享自由。赞助该金额以表示对我们的鼓励,我们会铭记您的名字。This level of support helps us to spread the word about our projects and encourage more people to circumvent and evade censorship.

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只有终结审查,才能实现最终的自由。赞助该金额以表示对我们的赞赏,我们会铭记您的名字,并分享您的评论。At this level of support, we move much closer to defeating current methods of online censorship.

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About GreatFire.org

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What We Do

Since 2011, we’ve been fortunate enough to get our hands dirty dealing with the many facets of censorship. Our on-the-ground perspective has helped us to fashion the most unique and ground breaking anti-censorship projects in China. The first project we developed provides data on what websites are being blocked by the Great Firewall of China. But censorship in China is about way more than blocking websites. We have launched products to help fight self-censorship by domestic internet platforms. We have helped to shine a light on foreign companies who act complicitly with the Chinese authorities to enable censorship. And we continue to apply pressure on the censorship regime by developing circumvention solutions that are extremely difficult to defeat.

How Did We Get Here?

Over the past seven years we have been able to do all of these things because we have received funding and support from generous individuals and organizations. But we have also learned a few things about applying for and securing grants along the way. Most internet freedom funding is for "shiny new things". Funders do not like to support ongoing projects. We don’t lack ideas for creating new projects, but each project we create adds a financial and time burden to our operations. In the past, we have managed to support our ongoing operations with the funding that has been allocated to us for new projects. But this approach is far from sustainable.

We have built robust, unique, censorship-defeating tools and services that are having a big impact in China. But many of these projects are in danger of dying if we cannot secure financial support.

We Know Where We're Going

Every month we struggle to keep the lights on. Our adversaries have vast resources to increase censorship (the Chinese authorities alone employ tens of thousands of censors and spend billions of dollars). With your support, we could ensure that our existing projects continue to thrive. With your support, we can get to a point where individuals who share our belief in internet freedom can make all of our current operations sustainable.

Who We Are

We are an anonymous organization based in China. We launched our first project in 2011 in an effort to help bring transparency to online censorship in China. Now we focus on helping Chinese to freely access information. Our current funding is insufficient to keep many of our projects alive.

The entire GreatFire team uses pseudonyms to protect our identities and to also protect our families and friends, largely because we operate from China.

Short descriptions about our projects appear below. You can find everything we do linked from greatfire.org or through a simple online search. We are happy to answer whatever questions we can and we will add our answers to this Patreon page. Apart from being widely discussed in most major mass media, GreatFire has also been the subject of a number of  academic papers from various research institutions and collaborated on the Firewall Cafe art project.

FreeWeibo.com won the 2013  Deutsche Welle “Best Of Online Activism” award in the “Best Innovation” category. In 2016, GreatFire won a Digital Activism fellowship from Index on Censorship. You can watch Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales deliver our acceptance speech in this video.

Our Projects

FreeBrowser

FreeBrowser is the only browser that allows Chinese internet users to directly access uncensored news. Since the launch of the application in March, 2015, FreeBrowser has reached over 2 million unique users who have logged over 95 million sessions. 40% of our users have never used a circumvention tool before. We have directed Chinese internet users more than 13 million times to censored news stories about government corruption, politics, scandals and other "sensitive" information.

FreeWeibo.com

We mimic the look and feel of the real Weibo website, but instead of presenting a "harmonized" version of the popular social media network, we restore and integrate censored and deleted posts (currently numbering more than 300,000), so that Chinese can access a real-time view of the real discussions that are taking place online in China. Over 10 million Chinese have accessed the website and our immensely popular @FreeWeibo Twitter feed republishes censored posts every hour.

Circumvention Central

No other website tests the speed and stability of free and paid circumvention tools from China. We provide an unbiased, data-driven view of what is working and what is not so that Chinese can make informed decisions when choosing a circumvention tool. Our data also offers a real-time view on efforts by the Chinese authorities to crackdown on circumvention tools.

GreatFire Analyzer

No other website has accumulated as much data as we have around the blocking of websites and keywords. This real-time, user-driven service monitors the availability of tens of thousands of websites in China. All historical records and detailed data are freely available to the public.

FreeBooks

In an effort to crackdown on freedom of speech, the Chinese authorities have kidnapped and "disappeared" book publishers. FreeBooks fights back by making it easy for readers in China to get their hands on uncensored e-books and audio books, helping to inform and educate those who want to learn more.

GreatFire Blog


Our blog has broken some of the biggest China censorship news stories over the past decade. We were the first to report on the complete blocking of Google and the launch of China's newest cyber weapon, the Great Cannon. We also call foul on how foreign companies like Apple work with the Chinese authorities to advance censorship around the world. We make ourselves available to the media and have been quoted in  over 3000 news stories.

FreeWeChat.com

No other website restores and republishes censored information from WeChat, China's ubiquitous and most popular application. Our dataset grows larger each and every day and provides a real-time an accurate litmus test of the information that the Chinese authorities find most threatening.

Apple Censorship

Apple claims to defend human rights, yet thousands of apps are selectively made unavailable in App Stores around the world. Apple claims to protect your privacy, while at the same time censoring every single one of the most popular VPN apps in China, forcing users to rely on lesser-known, less trustworthy apps.

Envoy

Our open source C and Java Library derived from Chromium Cronet which can be used to make Android apps resistant to censorship. This library can be integrated into your existing Android apps. This means that in countries like China, where censorship is prevalent, your Android app would work for Chinese citizens even if, for example, your website is being blocked in the country.

中文版



我们是谁

我们是位于中国的匿名组织。我们在2011年推出了第一个项目,旨在帮助提高中国在线审查的透明度。现在我们专注于帮助中国人自由的获取信息。我们目前的资金不足以维持现有的八个项目。

整个GreatFire团队使用假名来保持匿名,并保护我们的家人和朋友,这主要是因为我们来自中国。马丁约翰逊和查理史密斯在2011年创办了GreatFire,现在我们的团队共有五人。

下面简要介绍我们的项目。您可以通过 greatfire.org或通过简单的在线搜索找到我们所做的一切。我们很乐意回答任何问题,我们会在Patreon页面上添加答案。除了在大多数主流媒体上的广泛讨论外,GreatFire也是来自不同研究机构的一些学术论文的主题,并与防火墙网络咖啡馆项目合作。

自由微博”在“最佳创新”类别中赢得2013年德国之声“最佳在线行动主义”奖。 2016年,GreatFire获得了审查指数数字行动主义奖。维基百科联合创始人吉米威尔士也在视频中为我们发声。

我们做什么

自2011年以来,我们有幸亲历亲为了审查的方方面面。我们的实地视角帮助我们制定了中国最独特、最具突破性的反审查项目。我们开发的第一个项目提供了关于哪些网站被中国防火墙封锁的数据。但中国的审查制度不仅仅是封锁网站。我们推出了一些产品,帮助国内互联网平台对抗自我审查。我们帮助曝光了一些外国公司,这些公司与中国当局合作,允许审查。我们继续对审查制度施加压力,制定难以击败的翻墙解决方案。

我们何以至今?

在过去七年中,我们之所以能够做到所有这些事情,离不开慷慨的个人和组织的资助和支持。但我们也学到了一些关于申请和获得资助的知识。大多数互联网自由基金都用于“亮眼的创新”。但资助者不太喜欢支持正在开展的项目。我们并不缺乏创建新项目的想法,但我们创建的每个项目都会给我们的运营增加财务和时间负担。过去,我们已经设法利用分配给我们的新项目的资金来支持我们正在开展的行动。但这种做法远远不能持久。

我们已经建立了强大、独特、能对抗审查的工具和服务,这些工具和服务正在中国产生巨大影响。但如果我们一直得不到财政支持,其中许多项目就会面临停运。

我们心有所向

每个月我们都要努力维持。我们的对手有大量的资源来加强审查(仅中国当局就雇用了数万名审查人员,并花费数十亿美元)。在您的支持下,我们可以确保现有项目继续蓬勃发展。在您的支持下,我们可以让与我们有着相同互联网自由信念的个人能够使我们当前的所有项目持续下去。

我们的项目

自由浏览

自由浏览是唯一允许中国互联网用户直接访问不受审查新闻的浏览器。自2015年3月上线以来,自由浏览已服务了超过200万名用户,这些用户进行了超过9500万个会话。40 %的用户以前从未使用过翻墙工具。我们已经展示给中国网民1300多万次与审查有关的政府腐败、政治、丑闻和其他“敏感”信息的新闻报道。

自由微博

我们仿造了新浪微博网站的外观和风格,但我们不是推出了一个不同版本的社交媒体网络,而是恢复和整合了经过审查和删除的微博(目前已有30多万条),这样中国人就可以实时查看中国线上正在进行的真实讨论。超过1000万中国人访问了这个网站,我们非常受欢迎的推特帐号 @FreeWeibo 每小时都会推送未经审查的微博。

翻墙中心

独此一家,我们测试免费和付费翻墙工具在中国的速度和稳定性。我们提供了一个公正的,数据驱动的观点,以此判定哪些工具是有效的,这样中国人就可以在选择翻墙工具时做出明智的决定。我们的数据还提供了中国当局打击翻墙工具的实时视图。

GreatFire 分析器

没有其他网站在被屏蔽网站和关键字的数据积累上比我们更多。这个实时的用户驱动的服务可监控成千上万个网站在中国的可用性。所有历史记录和详细数据均免费向公众开放。

自由有声

为了打击言论自由,中国当局绑架并“封杀”了图书出版商。自由有声通过让中国读者更容易获得未经审查的电子书和有声读物来反击,帮助那些想了解更多信息的人获得信息和教育。

GreatFire 博客

我们的博客打破了过去十年中国最大的新闻审查制度。我们是第一个报道谷歌被完全封锁以及中国最新网络武器“大炮”发射的人。我们还指责苹果( Apple )等外国公司如何与中国当局合作,推进全球审查制度。我们向媒体提供信息,并在 3000多篇新闻报道中被引用。

自由微信

没有其他网站能够恢复并重新发布微信的被审查掉的文章,微信是中国无处不在、最受欢迎的应用。我们的数据集每天都在变大,为中国当局发现的最具威胁性的信息提供了一个实时准确的试金石。

苹果审查

苹果声称捍卫人权,但在全球范围内,他们有选择地使成千上万的应用无法以1美元的价格获得。苹果声称保护您的隐私,但它们在 中国审查了每一个最流行的VPN应用程序 ,迫使用户依靠鲜为人知,不那么值得信赖的应用程序。

Envoy

一个开放源代码的C&Java库,它源自Chromium Cronet,可用于让Android应用具有翻墙功能。该库可以集成到您现有的Android应用中。这意味着,在像中国这样的实行审查制度的国家/地区,即使您的网站/应用遭到封锁,该应用也可以被中国用户所使用。

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This would make sure that we can sustain all of our anti-censorship projects, including basic salaries and hosting bills.

这将确保我们能够维持所有反审查项目,包括基本工资和托管费用。
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