The Uncensored Library: Virtual Press Freedom On Minecraft

Reporters Without Borders bypass internet censorship around the world building a home of press freedom on Minecraft with 12.5 million blocks to host 200 open books.1 min


Over 200 censored articles from 5 different countries – 12.5 million blocks – 24 builders.

In some countries, websites, social media, and newspapers are limited or blocked by oppressive regimes and there is no press freedom

Minecraft, a famous sandbox video game developed by Mojang and created by Markus "Notch" Persson in the Java programming language, is accessible all over the world and used by 112 million monthly active users in 2019The potentiality and the extension of the Internet become a responsibility and an opportunity to do and share good things.

So "The Uncensored Library" was born, a colossal project created by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) with 24 builders from BlockWorks, an international design studio from the United Kingdom and an official Minecraft partner. The library, created with 12.5 million blocks, is filled with over 200 censored articles from 5 different countries (hidden from government surveillance technology inside a computer game).

Reporters without borders - #TruthFindsAWay

The books are available now in a digital home thanks to Minecraft backdoor that bypass internet censorship, where #TruthFindsAWay

You can download the library here: uncensoredlibrary.com


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Matteo Villa

Nice to e-meet you i'm Matteo Villa, 24y from Milan, Italy. I‘m passionate and keen on digital media world and I’m currently working as Head of International and Social Media in a dance music company named EGO Music (www.egomusic.net) after my graduation in Media Languages at UCSC Milan (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore) with a thesis about the revolution of daily life with the streaming in entertainment and information. Since 2012 I’m developing the Italian dance/electronic network youBEAT (www.youbeat.it) with a team of young editors and reporters and collaboration with international radio, events and festivals. I use to daily check website like Socialbakers, Statista, Visual Capitalist, HowMuch and more marketing/digital platforms in order to discover and understand news, stats and trends through the infographics and visuals.

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