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China cracks down on illegal media

By Zhang He (People's Daily)

15:03, November 17, 2011

Edited and Translated by People's Daily Online

Beijing, Nov.17 (People's Daily Online) --The National Office against Pornographic and Illegal Publications and the General Administration of Press and Publication have jointly announced the start of a nationwide special campaign against illegal newspapers and magazines that will last from Nov. 10 to the end of December.

The campaign will crack down on illegal newspaper and magazine operators as well as false reporters and news.

An official said that the special campaign will focus on cracking down on illegal newspapers and magazines, including those that have used counterfeit publication names or serial numbers to publish newspapers and magazines, utilized overseas registered serial numbers to illegal edit and publish newspapers and magazines or used a single serial number to publish multiple newspaper or newspapers.

The campaign will also target illegal newspaper and magazine operators, illegal journalists as well as fake news.

The General Administration of Press and Publication of China requires that all local media supervision and management units should examine and clear up their regions, firmly prohibit illegal behaviors such as selling the magazine (newspaper) series number, thoroughly eliminate organizations that report and edit without permission, establish and improve their reporter and editor admittance systems, strictly implement the system of interviewing with press card, strictly examine and verify the information source and news content and firmly and completely eliminate fake news.

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