Reuters now joins the ranks of The New York Times, BBC, Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal. Its websites are being blocked by the Great Firewall of China. (Reuters websites become inaccessible in China)
Reuters says they do not know why their website is being blocked. Inquiries to the Cyberspace Administration of China have gone unanswered.
Perhaps one reason for being blocked is included in Reuters’ comment about the action:
“Reuters is committed to practicing fair and accurate journalism worldwide. We recognise the great importance of news about China to all our customers, and we hope that our sites will be restored in China soon,” a Reuters spokeswoman said in an emailed statement.
That whole “fair and accurate journalism” is a real problem for the Chinese leadership.