Minecraft is a vastly fashionable video game, with greater than 170 million copies bought around the globe
A digital library housing censored articles from all over the world has been created within the vastly widespread video recreation Minecraft by press freedom group Reporters With out Borders (RSF).
Minecraft, with its signature pixelated graphics, allows players to build whole universes from Lego-like digital blocks, both alone or with others on-line.
RSF mentioned it had put work by banned, exiled or killed journalists in 5 countries -- Egypt, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Russia and Vietnam -- on an open server, making it obtainable for players to view despite local censorship laws.
"In these international locations, the place web sites, blogs and free press basically are strictly restricted, Minecraft is still accessible by everyone," the group stated in a press release.
"These articles at the moment are obtainable again within Minecraft, hidden from government surveillance technology inside a computer game. The books will be learn by everybody on the server, however their content can't be changed," it mentioned. Dhaka's Blog
In Might final yr, Minecraft mentioned 176 million copies of the sport have been offered since its launch a decade ago.
The project, announced on Thursday to mark the World Day In opposition to Cyber Censorship, is named the "Uncensored Library" and takes the form of a large neoclassical-model constructing in the sport.
RSF said the library was growing, with extra texts being added both in English and their original language.
Already available in the game are articles by slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and from Egyptian online newspaper Mada Masr, which has been blocked within the North African nation since 2017.