The following post by China Strange News (中国奇闻) was deleted from Sina Weibo sometime before 6:45am today, January 17, 2013. The post shares the news reported by a number of overseas Chinese websites this week that Dai Zigeng, the publisher of The Beijing News recently rumored to have resigned in a stand-off with propaganda officials, has been given a mainland press award. China Strange News currently has just over 10,000 followers, according to numbers from Sina Weibo. [More on deleted posts at the WeiboScope Search, by the Journalism and Media Studies Centre]

【Resisting the Central Propaganda Department/Publisher of The Beijing News win media prize】Only those with strength of character can have true influence! Recently, the publisher of The Beijing News, Dai Zigeng (戴自更), who led his paper in supporting Southern Weekly and said NO to the propaganda officials, won the 2012 Influential Media Figures honor at the Golden Great Wall Media Awards (金长城传媒奖).

The original Chinese-language post follows:

【抗命中宣部 新京报社长获中国年度传媒大奖】有风骨者,才会真正有影响力!日前带领报社挺《南方周末》、对宣传干预新闻自主说不的《新京报》社长戴自更,荣获金长城传媒奖2012中国传媒年度影响力人物。@南方周末@新京报@记者刘向南 @徐昕 @左小祖咒 @袁腾飞

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David Bandurski

CMP Director

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