10 September 2005
All provincial, autonomous region and municipal radio, film and television bureaus (offices), the Xinjiang Production-Construction Corps Radio and Television Bureau, the Central People’s Radio Station, the China International Radio Station and China Central Television:
In recent years, radio and television have fully given rein to their own characteristics and superiorities, and have vigorously conducted on-the-spot live reporting from a number of major events, with good effects. On-the-spot live reporting has a strong political and policy nature, operational requirements are very high, only with a little lack of caution, problems may emerge. In order to realistically do radio and television on-the-spot live reporting management work well, and guarantee the correct public opinion orientation, the following is notified:
All levels’ radio and television organs’ large-scale on-the-spot live reporting at major activities, and especially on-the-spot live reporting at activities chaired by Central leading comrades, must be reported to SARFT for approval.
II, All levels’ radio and television organs must firmly establish a sense of politics, a sense of the larger picture and a sense of responsibility, strengthen political acuity and political ability to distinguish, realistically strengthen management over on-the-spot live reporting, strictly inspect matters and keep the gate, to ensure correct orientations and broadcast security.
III, All levels’ administrative radio, film and television departments must earnestly implement management duties, realistically strengthen management over on-the-spot live reporting by subordinate radio station and television stations, straiten discipline, clarify duties, guarantee that radio and television on-the-spot live reporting is spotless. Those violating regulations must be punished.