This is an utterly fascinating story that I simply had to cover. The group known as ‘Reporters Without Borders’ have teamed up with a Minecraft art and structure design team known as Blockworks to create a truly unique piece of digital art that also serves a very noble purpose, the removal of censorship in Journalism.
This is The Uncensored Library, a massive structure inside of a custom made Minecraft world that holds books and articles that have been removed or censored by various countries all over the world contained within the text files of the book items in Minecraft. These books are all fully readable and are contained within a beautiful structures with different wings dedicated to each specific country and have accompanying art pieces dedicated to things such as murdered journalists or oppressive governments. The best part about all of this is that due to legal loopholes Minecraft itself isn’t banned within these countries and as such you are free to read all of this censored media within the game itself.
It’s amazing to see such a great cause be enabled thanks to the world of gaming. I am always a staunch believer in the removal of censorship and so as such seeing something like this to help out those who are having information taken away from them by their governments makes me very happy. I would most definitely suggest supporting the creators of this fantastic idea and checking it out for yourself if you’re interested in learning what exactly your country has been hiding from you.
That’s all for now, and as always. It’s not just a game, It’s a Life.