48th shutdown of dissident writers’ online chat forum – Elaine Wu

From the South China Morning Post, via Asia Media:

A mainland online discussion forum called “Democracy and Freedom” has been shut down by the central authorities for the 48th time since it was founded in 2001 by a group of dissident writers.

Independent news website Boxun reported yesterday that the latest Publicity Department shutdown came as a result of the publication of sensitive material.

Its most recent web address (http://mzyzy.01www.net), which was launched on July 7 following the previous shutdown, was no longer accessible yesterday. [Full text]

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