2 Updates
Chinese crackdown on 'illegal' news websites
Photo Credit: JIM WATSON, Getty Images

Chinese crackdown on 'illegal' news websites

Jun 27 2013, 10:36pm CDT | by

Beijing, June 28 (IANS) Chinese authorities have shut down 31 news websites for operating without permits, conducting interviews in the name of news organisations and editing false information for blackmail and extortion, Xinhua news agency reported.

Beijing, June 28 — Chinese authorities have shut down 31 news websites for operating without permits, conducting interviews in the name of news organisations and editing false information for...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos Tweets

 
 
 

1 year ago

Chinese crackdown on 'illegal' news websites

Jun 27 2013, 10:36pm CDT | by

Beijing, June 28 (IANS) Chinese authorities have shut down 31 news websites for operating without permits, conducting interviews in the name of news organisations and editing false information for blackmail and extortion, Xinhua news agency reported.

Beijing, June 28 — Chinese authorities have shut down 31 news websites for operating without permits, conducting interviews in the name of news organisations and editing false information for blackmail and extortion, Xinhua news agency reported.

According to the state internet information office, these websites include Ren Min Nei Can Wang, an unlicensed website that specialised in publishing false information and blackmailing companies and individuals by threatening to release false information about them, and peoplerw.com.cn.

The latter was run using the name renwu.people.com.cn, a channel of people.com.cn, an online news portal operated by the People's Daily, the flagship newspaper of the Communist Party of China, the office said in a statement.

Officials said these unlicensed websites have disrupted order in the dissemination of online news information, undermined the reputations of licensed Internet news organisations and damaged the legal rights of individuals and legal entities.

According to a regulation on the management of Internet news information, websites must obtain government approval before providing such services.

The shutting down of the websites followed a two-month campaign launched by the office May 9 to standardise the dissemination of online news.

IANS

Source: IANS

 
Update
2

Tweets

 
 
 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/8" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi is the founding Chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com. Luigi posts regularly on LuigiMe.com about his experience running I4U.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Indian art, fashion, films to amalgamate in Singapore
Singapore, July 30 (IANS) A forthcoming event, Singapore Indian Icons of the Year 2014, will bring together known names from the world of Indian art, fashion and Bollywood on Aug 24 for a dazzling event with a unique segment of auctions here.
 
 
Instagram launches messaging app
New York, July 30 (IANS) Social network Instagram has launched its messaging app called Bolt which makes sending visuals easy. The easy to use app allows you to tap once to send a photo and long press to send a video.
 
 
Mexican artist takes his environmental message to New York
New York, July 29 (IANS/EFE) Mexican artist Gilberto Aceves Navarro is using 122 bicycle sculptures placed around New York City to urge people to get moving, enjoy their freedom and protect the environment.
 
 
Pakistani dailies pay tribute to Majid Nizami
Islamabad, July 27 (IANS) Pakistani newspapers Sunday paid tributes to veteran journalist Majid Nizami, who died Saturday in a hospital in Lahore. He expressed his strong views against India's nuclear tests and the Kashmir issue.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Bolt calls report nonsense, editor stands by it
Glasgow, July 31 (IANS/CMC) A row has broken out in Glasgow over comments a newspaper claimed were made by Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt to describe the Commonwealth Games that are currently on here. The Times reporter...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
China's yuan weakens
Beijing, July 31 (IANS) The value of the Chinese currency renminbi, or the yuan, weakened by 30 basis points to 6.1675 against the US dollar in its central parity Thursday, authorities said. In China's foreign...
Read more on Business Balla
 
'Brazil needs political reform, modernisation'
Brasilia, July 31 (IANS) Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said Wednesday that the country needed political reform and modernisation to limit state bureaucracy and spur economic activity. At a forum held at the...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Grondona's death sad day for football: Messi
Buenos Aires, July 31 (IANS) Argentine football star Lionel Messi Wednesday said the death of the longtime president of the Argentine Football Association (AFA), Julio Grondona, was "a sad day for football". He was 82...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Moscow urges Kiev for OSCE observers' safety
Moscow, July 31 (IANS) Russian government Wednesday urged the Ukrainian side to immediately stop military operations to ensure the security of observers of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Lily Allen's 'Bridget Jones' soundtrack scrapped
London, July 31 (IANS) Singer Lily Allen's soundtrack for a planned "Bridget Jones" musical has been dropped. The "Smile" hitmaker penned a score for the stage show based on the novel by Helen Fielding, but after...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
US denounces shelling of UN school in Gaza
Washington, July 31 (IANS) The US Wednesday condemned the shelling of a UN school in Gaza but refused to pinpoint Israel for it. The US does condemn the shelling of a UN school in Gaza which reportedly killed and...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Downey Jr. want to go shopping for daughter
Los Angeles, July 31 (IANS) Actor Robert Downey Jr. wants to take out time to shop for his unborn baby girl. The 49-year-old and wife Susan Levin will welcome a daughter in November and the former is planning to...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
US House approves lawsuit against Obama
Washington, July 31 (IANS) The US House Wednesday approved a lawsuit against President Barack Obama over alleged abuse of executive power. The 225-201 vote fell along party lines, with five Republicans voting against...
Read more on Politics Balla