Letter of Response on Running the Internet in a Civilized Manner

On 9 April, 14 Beijing websites, including Qianlong Net, etc., jointly issued a letter of proposal on running the Internet in a civilized manner to Internet circles, main Central news websites unanimously express strong agreement and Herculean support.

At present, our country has 700.000 Internet sites and more than 110 million online users. The Internet has become a basic tool for the information society, has become a mass medium with huge influence and the most potential, and has become collection and distribution centre for all sorts of information. The healthy development of the Internet concerns the stability and development of the State, concerns the construction of a Socialist spiritual civilization, and concerns the healthy growing up of millions of minors. The “Letter of Proposal on Running the Internet in a Civilized Manner” put forward by the 14 Beijing web sites conforms to the aspirations of the broad netizens, complies with the requirements of the times, and indicates that a healthy and upward content orientation is the mainstream of all our country’s websites, the broad website workers have the awareness, the capacity and the consciousness to resist all sorts of unhealthy network information, and vigorously throw themselves into the magnificent practice of building a Socialist spiritual civilization.

During this year’s national “Two Sessions” period, General Secretary Hu Jintao gave an important speech concerning the Socialist view of honour and dishonour, which has given rise to strong reverberations nationwide. The socialist view of honour and dishonour with the “Eight Honours and Disgraces” as main content has concentratedly reflected the basic requirements of Socialist moral standards. We absolutely must implement the Socialist view of honour and dishonour into the entire process of spiritual civilization construction, express it in all aspects of social life, and make the Socialist view of honour and dishonour into a banner to lead social morality. Internet sites have an important responsibility in this regard.

The main Central news websites are a important news medium of our country, are a main channel for news information distribution online, are also a main source for other websites’ publishing news information, and are the main force to guide online public opinion. We unanimously agree and vigorously respond to the joint proposals of the 14 Beijing websites.

As main Central news web sites, we shall firmly keep our own mission in mind, persist in the correct political orientation and public opinion orientation, serve the larger picture, and forcefully propagate the Party line, principles and policies; we firmly establish the Socialist view of honour and dishonour with the “Eight Honours and Eight Disgraces” put forward by General Secretary Hu Jintao as main content, consider running the web in a civilized manner as honourable, and running the web in an uncivilized manner disgraceful, we advocate running the web in a civilized manner and using the web in a civilized manner, cleaning up the network environment and resisting uncivilized acts; we have a model and leading function in carrying forward the main melody, observing discipline and abiding by the law, carrying forward the correct social wind and persisting in sector self-discipline, and in making the Internet truly become an important battlefield for propagating scientific theory, disseminating advanced culture, moulding noble spirits, carrying forward the correct social wind and correctly guiding public opinion, thereby giving rein to a vigorous function in promoting economic development, safeguarding social stability, raising the quality of the nation, stimulating the construction of a harmonious Socialist society and many other aspects.

Responders: Xinhua Net, People’s Net, China Net, CCTV International, China Daily Net, International Online, China Youth Net, China Economic Net, China News Net, China Radio Net, Guangming Net.

 

文明办网响应书
4月9日,千龙网等北京地区十四家网站联合向全国互联网界发出文明办网倡议书,中央主要新闻网站一致表示强烈响应和鼎力支持。

目前,我国互联网站70万家,上网用户逾1.1亿。互联网已成为信息社会的基本工具,成为影响巨大、最具潜力的大众媒体,成为各种信息的集散地。互联网的健康发展事关国家的稳定和发展,事关社会主义精神文明建设,事关千百万青少年的健康成长。北京地区十四家网站提出的《文明办网倡议书》,符合广大网民的愿望,顺应了时代要求,表明健康向上的内容导向是我国各网站的主流,广大网站工作者有觉悟、有能力、有信心抵御各种不健康网络信息,积极投身建设社会主义精神文明的伟大实践。

今年全国“两会”期间,胡锦涛总书记发表关于社会主义荣辱观的重要讲话,在全国引起强烈反响。以“八荣八耻”为主要内容的社会主义荣辱观,集中体现了社会主义道德规范的本质要求。我们一定要把社会主义荣辱观贯穿于精神文明建设的全过程,体现在社会生活各个方面,使社会主义荣辱观成为引领社会风尚一面旗帜。互联网站在这方面负有重要责任。

中央主要新闻网站作为我国的重要新闻媒体,是网上新闻信息发布的主要渠道,也是其他网站登载新闻信息的主要来源,是引领网上舆论的主力军。我们一致同意并积极响应北京地区十四家网站的联合倡议。

作为中央主要新闻网站,我们将牢记自己的使命,始终坚持正确的政治方向和舆论导向,围绕中心,服务大局,大力宣传党的路线方针政策;牢固树立以胡锦涛总书记提出的“八荣八耻”为主要内容的社会主义荣辱观,以文明办网为荣、不文明办网为耻,倡导文明办网、文明上网,净化网络环境,抵御不文明行为;在弘扬主旋律、遵纪守法、抵制低俗之风、坚持行业自律方面起到表率与带头作用,使互联网真正成为宣传科学理论、传播先进文化、塑造美好心灵、弘扬社会正气、正确引导舆论的重要阵地,从而在推动经济发展、维护社会稳定、提高民族素质、促进社会主义和谐社会建设等诸多方面发挥积极作用。

响应者:新华网、人民网、中国网、央视国际、中国日报网站、国际在线、中青网、中国经济网、中新网、中国广播网、光明网。

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