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Study Times: Controlling the Release of Information during Social Unrest

An article from Study Times advocates that the government establish a mechanism so it is the first one to release information during major social unrest. For example, dedicated spokespersons should be appointed for major social unrest, including those representing the government, Party committees, enterprises, and other trades. “Their role is to timely and appropriately release factual information. Specific requirements include that the information must be objective, speak along the same lines, and become the authority for the dissemination channel.” The article states that the government must approve the content to be released prior to its release. After it is published for the first time, there should be follow-up information according to developments and the disposition of the social unrest.

Source: Study Times, July 18, 2011