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China Bans the Dissemination of Uncensored Online Videos and Micro-Films on the Internet

China’s State Administration of Radio, Film, and Television (SARFT) has issued new rules to ban the dissemination of uncensored online videos and micro-films on the Internet. According to the new rules: 1) Webmasters must be responsible for censoring all online videos and micro films before broadcasting any of them; 2) Associations of Internet audio-visual programs must self-regulate their work; 3) Government administrative departments have the authority to manage all Internet entities, including issuing permits to them or closing them down .

Source: China Review News, July 9, 2012