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On April 9th 2009, the internet domain registration for the investigative journalism site Wikileaks.de was suspended without notice by Germany's registration authority DENIC.
The action comes two weeks after the house of the German WikiLeaks domain sponsor, Theodor Reppe, was searched by German authorities. Police documentation shows that the March 24, 2009 raid was triggered by WikiLeaks' publication of Australia's proposed secret internet censorship list.
On March 25 the German cabinet finalized its own proposal to introduce a nation-wide internet censorship system. Australia and Germany are the only Western democracies publicly considering such a mandatory censorship scheme.
While last week German police claimed to the news magazine Der Spiegel that they had been ignorant about WikiLeaks' role as an international press organization, this "excuse" is surely no longer valid. Despite being questioned by the press, German authorities have still not contacted WikiLeaks or its publishers to resolve the issue, or indeed, at all. The lack of contact is inexcusable.
So far encrypted connections bypass this blockade. We also have many thousands of Cover Domains, such as destiny.mooo.com... or ljsf.org... and you may write to us or ask around for others. Please try to make sure that the cryptographic certificate says "__._" (you should get a warning using most browsers). In addition you can use Tor or Psiphon to connect to the site, but note that the default urls for these sites are also currently filtered by the Chinese government. We have additional ideas to make bypassing the Chinese firewall easier which we hope to integrate at a later stage.
Unfortunately Australia is on the leading edge of it (behind totalitarian regimes like China) and the fight has obviously extended to Germany.