Latest Directives from the Ministry of Truth, October 22-November 7, 2010

The following examples of censorship instructions, issued to the media and/or Internet companies by various central (and sometimes local) government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. Chinese journalists and bloggers often refer to those instructions as “Directives from the Ministry of Truth.” CDT has collected the selections we translate here from a variety of sources and has checked them against official Chinese media reports to confirm their implementation. The Nobel Prize Awards Ceremony November 7, 2010 The 2010 Nobel Prize Awards Ceremony will take place on December 10.  All domestic media outlets are not permitted to report on this event.  All websites must strengthen content surveillance and management.  It is strictly forbidden to broadcast live audio or television programming, recorded broadcasts, excerpts, or related links connected to the awards ceremony.
2010年诺贝尔奖颁奖仪式将于12月10日举行,对该活动国内媒体一律不予报道,各网站要加强内容监管,严禁传播该活动的音视频直播、录播、片断及相关链接。 360 and Tencent November 4, 2010 Be cautious in reports and commentary regarding the conflict between 360 and Tencent. [News Summary: Due to conflicts between 360 and Tencent caused by issues with software incursions, messaging among Chinese Internet users has been influenced.]
慎重报道评论360与腾讯的争端 【新闻简介:360与腾讯因软件入口问题发生争端,中国网友通讯受影响】 It is forbidden to broadcast interviews from Fenghuang Satellite Television November 4, 2010 Interviews regarding Chen Lin broadcast by Fenghuang Satellite Television are not permitted. [News Summary: In the afternoon of November 1, Fenghuang Satellite Television anchor Zeng Zimo gave a two-hour long face-to-face interview with Chen Ling, the elder brother of Chen Xiaofeng, who was killed in reckless driving incident at Hebei University.  After the interview was completed, the Propaganda Bureau censored it. 
不准凤凰卫视播出对陈林的采访。 【新闻简介:11月1日下午凤凰卫视主持人曾子墨对河北大学飙车案中过逝女生陈晓凤的哥哥陈林进行了两个小时面对面的采访,采访快结束的时候接到宣传部门禁播的指示。!】 It is forbidden to “hype” eight prominent news items November 1, 2010 On October 28, the Central Propaganda Bureau issued the following notice to many media outlets in China: “All media outlets are to adopt effective measures, conscientiously strengthen internal management, strictly enforce propaganda regulations, ...
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4 Responses to Latest Directives from the Ministry of Truth, October 22-November 7, 2010

  1. […] That is quite detailed… it cuts on basically all the interesting Chinese topics that has been circulating in the internet these days… Amplify’d from […]

  2. Robert says:

    Ministry of Truth? I bet Chinese firewalls can’t even read Orwell’s 1984, but these tasty bits gotta be hot on baidu

  3. Keir says:

    This is an invaluable service. Thank God I left China after 8 years of blocked websites, forced propaganda masquerading as education and tireless, black-and-white campaign slogans serving as news in a country where corruption is the norm and people learn to break the rules.
    I’ve added this link to my site.

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