Surprise! Surprise! Beijing orders censorship on Google story

Media ordered to censor Google news reports

(IFJ/IFEX) – January 15, 2010 – The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns the Central Propaganda Department’s demand that China’s media only use information from the state-owned Xinhua and China Daily outlets when reporting on Google Inc’s January 12 announcement to withdraw from operating in China.

The department’s order also said news reports about the issue must not be published in prominent places.

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