Notice concerning that Newspapers Shall Abide by the Purpose of the Newspaper and Straiten Publishing Order

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All provincial, autonomous region and municipal press and publications bureaus:

In recent years, our country’s newspaper sector has developed rapidly, numbers have increased, content has been enriched, forms have become more varied, it has come closer to readers, more vivid and vigorous. But there are also some newspapers that do not abide by relevant regulations, that exceed the purpose and work division scope determined at the time of application for their establishment, they rush to social hot topics like a swarm of bees, they one-sidedly pursue “sensational effects”, they publish large amounts of contributions of a vulgar style, in order to solicit readers. It is prominent that “weekend edition”, “Sunday magazine”, “monthly edition” and other special sections and special magazines are separately established as mastheads, and that new papers are being covertly published without registration. Some even buy and sell paper numbers, to illegally publish newspapers. This sort of phenomenon seems to be spreading. In order to guarantee the healthy development of the newspaper sector, all levels’ newspaper management departments and newspaper publishers shall pay attention to abiding by the approved purpose for which the newspaper was established, and to straiten publishing order.

I, Content published by newspapers must abide by its own work division scope, must conform to the purpose for running the newspaper reported by the controlling work unit and approved by the management department, and persist in correct public opinion guidance. The gate must be strictly kept concerning things published in newspapers (including “weekend editions”, “Sunday magazines”, “monthly editions”, etc.), some must carry out approval formalities according to regulations; they must persist in stopping false reporting, it is strictly prohibited to leak Party and state secrets, it is strictly prohibited to publish content that is sexual, on famous persons’ privacy, etc. They may not use the propaganda methods to produce large amounts of forceful publishing or expose gloomy matter.

II, It is strictly prohibited to buy or sell newspaper numbers or illegally publish newspapers without registration.

III, The use of newspapers’ names must be subject to strict caution, the purpose of the newspaper must be reflected to the fullest, the size and style of the type used in the style must be basically consistent, fonts and point sizes shall be fixed, and published in a fixed manner on the masthead position. Newspapers’ national uniform periodical numbers and publication periods shall be published below the masthead in a fixed manner. Newspapers sponsored by provincial (ministerial) level and lower work units shall publish the sponsoring work unit under the masthead. Where newspapers need to change their name, they shall wait until at least one year after establishment, before the name may be changed according to regulations.

IV, The Administration of Press and Publications “Notice concerning Strengthening Management over Newspaper Publication of ‘Weekend Editions'” (XCB No. [1992]257) and “Regulations concerning Newspapers’ Temporary Increase of Editions and Increase of Numbers” (No. 90XCBZ925) are reiterated. The naming of special sections and special magazines of newspapers or the title of articles may not occupy the masthead position or replace the masthead, they may also not be larger than the masthead. Newspapers’ special editions or special sections, and provisionally added editions or numbers are a part of the newspaper, editorial departments outside the published may not be established, and they may certainly not be contracted to others; they may not be independently priced or distributed, and special editions may not be used to publish many papers under the same number.

V, For editions outside of newspaper publishing, a domestic uniform periodical number must be independently applied for and registration conducted, only after approval may they be published and distributed.

VI, All localities shall, after receiving this Notice, conduct a one-time inspection of their subordinate newspapers, in all cases where the above provisions are violated, all levels’ administrative press and publications department shall timely investigate and prosecute it.

关于报纸应遵守办报宗旨严格出版秩序的通知
各省、自治区、直辖市新闻出版局:
近年来我国报业发展较快,数量增多,内容丰富,形式多样,更加贴近读者,生动活泼。但也有一些报纸不遵守有关规定,突破申办时确定的宗旨和分工范围,一窝蜂地抢社会热点,片面追求“轰动效应”,大量刊登格调低下的稿件,以招徕读者。突出的是借出“周末版”、“星期天刊”、“月末版”等专版、专刊,另立报头,未经登记变相出版新报。有的甚至买卖报号,非法出版报纸。这种现象且有蔓延之势。为了保证报业健康发展,各级报纸管理部门和报社应注意遵守已批准的办报宗旨,严格出版秩序。
一、报纸刊登的内容要遵守自己的分工范围,要符合主管单位申报并经管理部门批准的办报宗旨,坚持正确的舆论导向。对在报纸(包括“周末版”“星期天刊”“月末版”等)上刊登的东西,要严格把关,有的要按规定履行批准手续;要坚决杜绝虚假报道,严禁泄漏党和国家机密,严禁刊登色情、名人隐私等内容。不得借宣传法制大量刊力、暴露阴暗。
二、严禁买卖报号和未经登记非法出版报纸。
三、报纸名称的使用要严肃慎重,要能尽量体现办报宗旨,报头用字的大小和风格应基本一致,应固定字体字号,在报头位置固定刊登。报纸的全国统一刊号、出版日期应固定刊登在报头下方。省(部)级以下单位主办的报纸还应在报头下方刊登主办单位。报纸若需要更名时,至少应在创办一年之后方可按规定更名。
四、重申新闻出版署《关于加强报纸出版“周末版”管理的通知》(新出报〈1992>257号),《关于报纸临时增版增期的规定》((90)新出报字第925号)。报纸的专版、专刊名称或文章标题不得占据报头位置,取代报头,也不得大于报头。报纸的专版、专刊和临时增版、增期是报纸的一部分,不得设社外编辑部,更不得承包给他人;不得单独定价、发行,不得借专版搞一号多报。
五、报纸出版另外的版别,应单独申请国内统一刊号和进行登记,经批准后方可出版发行。
六、各地接此通知后应对所属报纸进行一次检查,以后凡有违犯上述规定者,各级新闻出版管理部门应予及时查处。

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