China: Growing Pains

Latest Directives From the Ministry of Truth
February 8, 2011

“Chinese journalists and bloggers often refer to…censorship orders to media and websites, as “Directives from the Ministry of Truth.” The Ministry of Truth (or Minitrue, in Newspeak) is one of the four ministries that govern Oceania in George Orwell’s novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. In the Chinese blogosphere, it is the online nickname for the Central Propaganda Department and generally speaking, all other subordinate propaganda agencies including Internet supervision departments.”

Latest Directives From the Ministry of Truth, January 2-28, 2011 | China Digital Times (CDT)..

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