The following propaganda directive was first published by Reporters Without Borders.
Hunan Propaganda Department: Do not report on the Tencent journalist who interviewed the nail house owner Hu Kun being beaten up. (June 29, 2013)
Translation by Mengyu Dong.
Censorship Vault features previously untranslated propaganda instructions from the archives of the CDT series Directives from the Ministry of Truth (真理部指令).
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.
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