Notice concerning Strengthening Management over Periodicals Issuing Event Record Works

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16 February 1990

Since some time, a number of periodicals have competed to publish event record works, creating a sudden increase of event record periodicals, often with duplicate content. Among those, a number of articles and materials are untrue, some are manufactured roughly, creating a very bad influence. In order to safeguard social stability and the healthy development of periodicals, management shall be strengthened over periodicals publishing event record works, and the following is notified:

I, Periodical publishers must strictly abide by propaganda discipline. Works distributed by periodicals and especially event record works, must vigorously propagate the Party and State line, principles and policies, and reflect the magnificent practice of the popular masses’ brimming vitality in building Socialism. They must persist in the Socialist periodical orientation, persist in the principle of giving first place to positive propaganda, correctly deal with the relationship between eulogizing the bright and exposing the dark, and pay attention to the social effects that works may engender.

II, Periodicals must strictly abide by their own established periodical purpose, and may not wilfully change direction and publish event record periodicals in excess of their approved scope. Without approval from provincial, autonomous region and municipal press and publications management departments, they may not wilfully publish special “event record” numbers.

III, All event record works published by periodicals that involve the relationship with Taiwan or high-level Guomindang leaders; event record works that involve major political incidents during the “Cultural Revolution”; event record works involving criminal scouting or criminal acts; event record works involving the international communist movement and Soviet or Eastern European national leaders and political incidents; even record works involving religion and ethnic minorities and event record works involving deceased or incumbent leaders of our Party and State, may only be published after examination and approval according to the provisions that publishers with similar book topic selections must report this to relevant central or local departments (see also the “Notice concerning Reporting the Annual Publishing Plans for 1990”). Event record works involving major issues in our country’s political and economic life may only be published after examination and approval by the periodical’s higher-level work unit. All event record works violating the “National Secret Preservation Law of the People’s Republic of China” are not permitted to be published without exception.

IV, Where periodicals publish event record works narrating real people and real events, and using real names, circumstances may not be wilfully fabricated, and the veracity of the articles must be guaranteed. When publishing articles using real names or  publishing photos of persons that are reported, periodical editorial departments and article writers or photographers, or article and photo providers shall bear legal responsibility.

V, Periodicals publishing all sorts of event record works must in the future conduct inspection according to the above provisions. All those violating these, shall be subject to criticism or punishment. On the basis of the spirit that periodicals who continue to violate publishing management regulations after rectification should be strictly punished, where any periodical violates the above provisions after the day this Notice is promulgated, the responsibility of relevant personnel and controlling personnel must be investigated, up to the point where the post of director or general editor is cancelled, or periodical registration is cancelled.

新闻出版署关于对期刊发表纪实作品加强管理的通知

新闻出版署1990年2月16日发布

一个时期来,一些期刊竞相刊登纪实作品,造成纪实期刊骤增,不少内容雷同。其中的一些文章材料失实,粗制滥造,造成了很坏的影响。为维护社会稳定和期刊的健康发展,对期刊发表纪实作品应加强管理,特通知如下:
一、期刊社必须严格遵守宣传纪律。期刊发表的作品,特别是纪实作品,要积极宣传党和国家的路线、方针、政策,反映人民群众生气勃勃地建设社会主义的伟大实践。要坚持社会主义的办刊方向,坚持正面宣传为主的方针,正确处理歌颂光明与暴露黑暗之间的关系,注意作品可能产生的社会效果。
二、期刊必须严格遵守自己既定的办刊宗旨,不准超出批准的范围随意转向纪实刊物。未经省、自治区、直辖市新闻出版管理部门的批准,不得随意出版“纪实”专号。
三、期刊凡发表涉及对台关系、国民党上层人物内容的纪实作品;涉及“文化大革命”中重大政治事件内容的纪实作品;涉及刑事侦察、刑事犯罪内容的纪实作品;涉及国际共运及苏联、东欧国家领导人、政治事件的纪实作品;涉及宗教、少数民族内容的纪实作品;涉及我国党、国家已故或现任领导人的纪实作品,一律按照出版社同类图书选题需向中央或地方有关部门申报的规定,经审核批准后方可刊登(参见《关于报送1990年出版计划的通知》)。涉及我国政治、经济生活中重大问题的纪实作品,须经期刊上级主管部门审核批准后,方可刊登。凡违反《中华人民共和国保守国家秘密法》的纪实作品,一律不准刊登。
四、期刊发表记述真人真事并用真实姓名的纪实作品,情节不得任意虚构,必须保证文章的真实性。发表用真实姓名的文章或刊登被报道人的照片时,期刊编辑部和文章作者、照片摄影者或文章、照片的提供者应承担法律责任。
五、对发表各类纪实作品的期刊,今后要按上述规定进行检查。凡违反者,应给予批评或处罚。根据期刊在整顿后继续违反出版管理规定的应从严处罚的精神,自本通知发布之日起,凡违反上述规定的期刊,要追究有关人员和主管人员的责任,直至撤销社长、总编辑职务,或撤销期刊登记。

 

 

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