Press Freedom Group Stores Censored Articles In Minecraft Library

Press Freedom Group Stores Censored Articles In Minecraft Library

Minecraft is a hugely popular video sport, with greater than 170 million copies sold all over the world

A digital library housing censored articles from world wide has been created inside the vastly popular video sport Minecraft by press freedom group Reporters Without Borders (RSF).

Minecraft, with its signature pixelated graphics, allows gamers to construct total universes from Lego-like digital blocks, either alone or with others online.

RSF said it had put work by banned, exiled or killed journalists in 5 countries -- Egypt, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Russia and Vietnam -- on an open server, making it available for players to view regardless of local censorship laws. Minecraft blog

"In these nations, where websites, blogs and free press basically are strictly limited, Minecraft remains to be accessible by everyone," the group said in a press launch.

"These articles are now out there once more within Minecraft, hidden from government surveillance technology inside a pc sport. The books can be read by everyone on the server, but their content material can't be changed," it stated.

In May final yr, Minecraft stated 176 million copies of the sport have been sold since its launch a decade ago.

The undertaking, introduced on Thursday to mark the World Day In opposition to Cyber Censorship, is known as the "Uncensored Library" and takes the type of a large neoclassical-model building in the game.

RSF stated the library was rising, with more texts being added each in English and their original language.

Already available in the game are articles by slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and from Egyptian online newspaper Mada Masr, which has been blocked within the North African country since 2017.