Medium.com publishing platform blocked by government

Medium has been blocked in Malaysia after the publishing platform refused the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) request to take down a an article by whistleblower website Sarawak Report on its site.

Impact

All Malaysians using DNS provided by ISPs, especially mobile data will be redirected to MCMC censorship block and will not be able to access the website.

Solution

Affected users should consider the following workaround:
1. Using alternative DNS (Ref: How to workaround Internet Censorship via DNS blocking)
2. Using safe proxy (Ref: Tor Project)

References

Some users report Medium is blocked in Malaysia
Medium Has Been Blocked In Malaysia
Medium: Sarawak Report's post on Najib stays despite ban

Credit

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20/01/2016
Censorship
News
National Security
Communications and Multimedia Act
Malaysian Communications And Multimedia Commission
Media
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