The only library where silence is discouraged.
Together with Reporters Without Borders and DDB Germany, we set out to drive public awareness of press censorship happening around the world by leveraging one of the world’s most popular games: Minecraft.
Freely available around the globe—even in countries with strict online censorship—Minecraft served as the perfect loophole to circumvent censorship, and the perfect spot for the first virtual library of articles banned around the world. In this 12.5- million-block structure, users can explore and access content they wouldn’t be able to see otherwise, both in English and their language of origin.
Since opening its doors on World Day Against Cyber Censorship, The Uncensored Library has reached more than 20 million gamers from 165 countries, and amassed multiple accolades—including nine Cannes Lions.
9x Cannes Lions
13x One Show Awards
8x ADC Awards
1x Pro Award