5/27/2009

炎黄春秋网被封48小时

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应广大读者要求,现将我网站近日被封闭48小时左右的情况予以说明。

5月23日中午12时前后,炎黄春秋网在没有接到任何信息的情况下被突然封闭。直到下午5时,网站才接到服务器托管商的电话通知:“由于你网站刊登了有害信息,被上面封了。”当晚,我网站经过多次交涉,服务器托管商表示,此事到周一(5月25日)处理。

5月25日上午,应我网站的要求,有关方面进行了协调。服务商称:他们接到有关通知说,炎黄春秋网存在“有害信息”,应予删除处理,他们是按照有关协议关闭该网站的。

当日上午11时30分前后,服务商将我网站解封,同时我网站才获知他们从网上传来“要求删除处理”的两条信息,经查,是炎黄论坛上的两条帖子。

至此,炎黄春秋网前后被封闭48小时左右。对此封闭网站的做法,本网站将保留申诉的权利。



炎黄春秋网

2009年5月26日


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From Times Online

May 26, 2009

Beijing blocks Yanhuang Chunqiu website days before Tiananmen anniversary

Jane Macartney in Beijing

The online version of one of China's most radical magazines has been closed by the censors who patrol the Great Firewall of China. The move comes days before the twentieth anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown.

The editors of Yanhuang Chunqiu (China Through the Ages), a liberal monthly, received no warning of the shutdown. Nor have they received any explanation for their disappearance from cyberspace.

The publisher, Du Daozheng, 86, revealed last week that he was one of the four Communist Party veterans who helped Zhao Ziyang, the General Secretary of the Communist Party who was sacked for his soft line towards the Tiananmen protesters, to write his memoirs.

Mr Du is a former head of the General Administration for Press and Publications, one of China’s main censorship bodies.

Since last year, Yanhuang Chunqiu has put out barely a single issue that does not contain a positive reference to Mr Zhao, whose name is still taboo in China four years after his death.

The most recent edition carries an article by the longest-serving major political prisoner from the 1989 crackdown. The piece by Chen Ziming, who is banned from publishing in China, is published under Mr Chen’s personal name – not even a pseudonym.

Yang Jisheng, the deputy publisher, told the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong that pressure had been applied by the authorities since the early days of the magazine. "But we will by no means succumb to the pressure because what we have been doing was done out of justice, let alone the support of many like-minded fellow countrymen," he said.

Journalists for mainstream publications and news websites say they have received orders to steer clear of politically sensitive or negative news in the run-up to the June 4 anniversary, as well as to the 60th anniversary of the founding of Communist China on October1.

A directive from the party's propaganda department said that the media should be mindful of the national interest and focus on "positive guidance to ensure social stability".