The state-owned telecommunications monopoly continues blocking our website. Here are instructions how to bypass the blocked access.
Some Belarusian media hurried to say that the blocking of charter97.org was over, but it is not true. A part of Belarusian users have access to the site due to efforts of our support team. We won't reveal all secrets, but the success seems to be temporary. We expect a response from the Belarusian authorities after the weekend.
There are several ways of how to bypass Beltelecom's blocking. We call on our readers to read the instructions carefully. Most of our visitors do not have special skills, so we tried to find the easiest measures suitable even for inexperienced Internet users.
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1. Opera browser
Our statistics show that most visitors of charter97.org use Google Chrome and Firefox. However, it wouldn't be a bad thing to install an additional browser to read our site and many others in case of blocking.
Download Opera here.
The Norwegian browser has a specific feature, the so called turbo mode that re-routes your requests to Opera's servers abroad. For Beltelecom, your request to our website looks likes a visit of, for example, a Norwegian site.
Enabling Turbo mode in Windows is easy (in the picture):
Beware that your traffic is not encrypted and your IP is not hidden. You just bypass the blocking using Opera's proxy servers.
2. Opera Mini for mobile phones
Opera offers an alternative browser for mobile devices (tablets and smartphones). It uses the Turbo mode by default, so you don't need to take any additional actions. Many of our readers using smartphones didn't notice the site was blocked. You can install it as an alternative browser on your mobile device.
Download Opera Mini here.
3. Tor Browser
This is one of the most reliable and easiest ways to hide your presence on the Internet. Tor Browser is not as convenient as Chrome, Firefox or Opera, but it allows users not only to bypass blocked access to site, but also to hide your IP and encrypt your traffic in Belarus.
Download Tor Browser here.
4. Orbot browser for Android
Orbot is in fact an analogue of the Tor Browser Bundle for Android having all advantages of the latter.
Download Orbot for Android here.
5. There are dozens of other ways to bypass the blocking, but they require additional skills, so we don't mention them here. You can search Google for “How to bypass blocked sites” and examine the proposed variants. We do not recommend using free public proxy servers and anonomisers, especially Russian ones. It would be better to pay some dollars and use commercial products.