BeInCrypto (BIC) reported earlier on Tuesday about the ongoing protests in Belarus. As ‘Europe’s Last Dictator’ literally censors the internet in the embattled country, several colleagues are stranded, unable to travel or work.
Belarusian President and dictator Alexandr Lukashenko tried to make the shutdown look like an accident using the Government-owned Beltelecom as a front. Multiple high-profile news sites have since been blocked, aimed at preventing media coverage around the demonstrations.
Fortunately, web proxy Psiphon is helping BIC employees to stay connected to the freedoms enabled by the free flow of information – the internet.
Psiphon – Censorship Free Internet
Psiphon is a free open-source virtual private network (VPN) that allows internet traffic to be rerouted via a network of constantly changing servers.
One BIC employee explained that mobile networks will soon also receive the same treatment,
Mobile networks will be shutdown from 18.00 onwards
Michael Hull, President of Psiphon elaborates,
The situation in Belarus is eerily, and unfortunately, very similar to other regions across the globe in which Psiphon’s advanced networking technology helps both journalists and ordinary citizens securely connect to the uncensored Internet despite attempts to block their access.
He goes on,
We are diligent and recognize Psiphon’s increasing critical role in supporting Internet freedom for everyone within regions experiencing all forms of censorship and communication interruption.
BeInCrypto remains committed to an open, decentralized internet that encourages the free flow of information, and naturally, the opportunity for our worldwide team to work wherever they are, without blatant violations of human rights.