Censorship Vault: Beijing Internet Instructions Series (5)

In partnership with the China Copyright and Media blog, CDT is adding the “Beijing Internet Instructions” series to the Censorship Vault. These directives were originally published on Canyu.org (Participate) and date from 2005 to 2007. According to Canyu, the directives were issued by the Beijing Municipal Network Propaganda Management Office and the State Council Internet management departments and provided to to Canyu by insiders. China Copyright and Media has not verified the source. The translations are by Rogier Creemers of China Copyright and Media. 17 October 2005 I. There are to be no online reports concerning the matter of Guangzhou laborers blocking the road and demanding salaries without exception, already published matters must be immediately removed, communities and forums may not discuss this. Concerning the Wang Binyu case, without authorization, there is to be no more online reporting, communities and forums may not discuss this. II. Concerning network propaganda after Koizumi visits the Yasukuni Shrine: (1) Websites having news publishing qualifications must timely and correctly transmit the declarations of our country’s government. (2) Concerning reports on issues involving Japan, websites are only to transmit the corresponding reports and commentaries of the People’s Daily and Xinhua, without permission, no copy from any other source may be used, and especially information from foreign media may not be edited and issued. (3) Management over forums, news posts, chat rooms, short mobile message information, instant communication groups, etc. must be strengthened, forum posts must be examined first and issued afterwards without exceptions, harmful information of rumor fabrication, rumor dissemination, inciting demonstrations and rallies, organizing signings, attacking the Party and government as well as our foreign policies, etc., is to be deleted without exception. 13 October 2005 The Network Supervision Office today notified: because of the “graduate student” registration work as well as news reports ...
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