In many countries, websites, social media and blogs are controlled by oppressive leaders. Young people, in particular, are forced to grow up in systems where their opinion is heavily manipulated by governmental disinformation campaigns.
But even where almost all media is blocked or controlled, the world’s most successful computer game is still accessible. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) uses this loophole to bypass internet censorship to bring back the truth – within Minecraft.
On March 12, the “World Day Against Cyber Censorship”, The Uncensored Library opened its doors.
Providing access to independent information to young people around the world through a medium they can playfully interact with. Journalists from five different countries now have a place to make their voices heard again, despite having been banned, jailed, exiled and even killed.
Their forbidden articles were republished in books within Minecraft, giving readers the chance to inform themselves about the real political situation in their countries and learn the importance of press freedom.
Let’s empower the next generation to stand up for their right to information and give them a powerful tool to fight oppressive leaders: knowledge. Together with the ever-expanding gaming community, we will show the world that the truth will never be silenced!
Visit The Uncensored Library: On our Minecraft Server: visit.uncensoredlibrary.comDownload the Minecraft map here.
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“The Uncensored Library is a bold use of Minecraft and really encapsulates everything that is great about this game and the community it has created”
You never played Minecraft before? Here is a guideline how to play, how to install maps and access our server.
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