Unlike the constant stream of news coming out of Iran during post-election riots via Twitter, the vastly more sophisticated level of media and Internet censorship in China — in addition to a far less educated and technologically savvy group of protesters — has meant direct Tweeting from China on the bloody protests by Uighurs in the country’s Xinjiang provence has been fairly quiet in comparison to its Iranian counterpart.

Twitter and Facebook have been blocked across the entire country, while the internet has been blocked throughout Xinjiang.

Nevertheless, there are some lone voices in the wilderness managing to spread 140-character news-bites throughout the world.

These are all the English-language feeds providing original insight into the situation that we know of so far:

@MalcolmMoore: Shanghai Correspondent of the Daily Telegraph

@melissakchan: Al Jazeera journalist

@mranti: Beijing-based journalist

@austinramzy: TIME journalist

@AdamMinter: American writer in Shanghai.

@ChinaSports Sporting news journalist tweeting pics and anecdotes from Urumqi

@farwestchina: Xinjiang resident

@davesgonechina: Beijing resident

@komoroka: Urumqi resident

@niubi: Beijing resident

You can also follow #Urumqi and #Xinjiang, though they are as cluttered with non-insider comments and retweets as you’d imagine.