An agreement has just been signed between Proton VPN and Deutsche Welle to fight online censorship. In order to give everyone access to the information delivered by the German media, the VPN provider has deployed dedicated and optimized servers that serve to bypass the blocks put in place by authoritarian governments.
These servers are accessible to all VPN users, even those with a free subscription. They can also be accessed from a PC or mobile app, by simply typing “news” in the server’s search bar and clicking on the servers with a DW logo.
Unlocking access to reliable, independent news
For Andy Yen, CEO of Proton, “free access to information is under threat like never before. Authoritarian governments around the world routinely censor and block international news outlets, limiting their citizens’ access to information and stifling dissent. It is vital today to defend the rights of those living under these regimes.”
Portraying itself as a long-time advocate for freedom of expression, like its new partner Deutsche Welle, Proton VPN expects the collaboration to lead to “unlocking access to reliable and independent information around the world.”
To use one of these servers the user will just need to type “News” into the server search bar and select those with a DW logo located in the United States, the Netherlands or Japan.