China Planning New Rules For Bloggers, Podcasters

Mar 13th, 2007 | By | Category: Audio Podcasting, Citizen Media, Podcasting Law

Chinese authorities are considering new rules to regulate blogging and podcasting in China.

Long Xinmin, director of China’s General Administration of Press and Publications (GAPP), said March 12 that his administration, together with several other departments, is working on new rules on Internet publishing activities. Long said the rules will help guarantee freedom of speech ,while regulating and standardizing publishing activities.

“We aim to maintain the healthy and easiest environment of web publishing on the premise of netizen’s freedom of expression being fully fulfilled,” Long said, adding that the rapid expansion of Internet use, especially the blogging and podcasting differing from traditional media, poses great pressure on the administrators.

via China Daily

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