Letter of Proposal on Running the Internet in a Civilized Manner


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At present, the development of our country’s Internet undertaking is thriving. Beijing has gathered 130.000 Websites, 4.28 million netizens, and has become one of the national or even international Internet development centres, the influence of Beijing’s network culture construction is huge.


The rapid development of the Internet undertaking has adapted to the broad people’s masses daily enriching cultural life needs, and has become a burgeoning medium for people to obtain information, life entertainment, interact and exchange. Even so, at the same time as the rapid development of the Internet, problems gravely harming society, such as disseminating unhealthy information, publication of images with a vulgar style, the provision of uncivilized voicemail services and even the dissemination of “pornographic” content also exist in a few websites. Building a healthy and civilized network culture environment and eliminating unhealthy information have become the joint call of society, the strong requirement of household heads and an urgent need to guarantee minors’ healthy growing up. In order to promote the civilized running of the network by the Internet circles and build Internet sites into battlefields to disseminate advanced culture, a virtual community and a harmonious homeland, 14 web sites, Qianlong Net, Sina, Sohu, Netease, TOM Net, China Net, Baidu, Beiqing Net, China Sousuo Net, Xilu Net, Xici Hutong Net, Yahoo, Hexun Net and Daqi Net, jointly put forward the following proposals to the nationwide Internet world:

I, Forcefully propagate, implement and practice the Socialist view of honour and disgrace with the “Eight Honours and Eight Disgraces” put forward by General Secretary Hu Jintao as the main content among Internet workers, considering the dissemination of content carrying forward a deep love of the motherland, serving the people, venerating science, industry and hard work, working in unison and helping one another, being honest and sincere, observing discipline and respecting the law, working diligently in spite of difficulties as honourable, persist in running the web in a civilized manner, make the Internet into a battlefield for propagating scientific theory, disseminating advanced culture, moulding noble spirits and carrying forward the correct social atmosphere. We must persist in singing the “main melody”, persist in disseminating information that is beneficial to raising the nation’s quality, and promoting economic and social development, striving to create a healthy, upwards, harmonious and civilized online public opinion atmosphere.

II, Firmly resist harmful information that deviates from social morals and the excellent traditional virtues of the Chinese nation, consciously resist vulgar tendencies online, clean up the network environment. Do not publish unhealthy text and images, do not link to unhealthy website, do not provide unhealthy content searches, do not send out unhealthy short (image) messages, do not set up unhealthy voicemail services, do not operate games with violent, murderous or sexual content, do not carry unhealthy advertising; do not issue or transmit discourse, image or audiovisual information that is unlawful, vulgar or with a low stile on website communities, forums, news trackers, chat rooms, blogs, etc., vigorously create a new civilized wind for networks.

III, Persist in self-restraint, implement sector self-discipline. Build and complete internal website management systems, standardize information production and dissemination procedures, strengthen supervision, management and punishment mechanisms; strengthen education on professional morals and online ethics for website employees, strengthen a sense of social responsibility, promote the healthy development of the Internet sector.

IV, Consciously accept management, welcome social supervision, set up reporting telephone lines and reporting mailboxes, establish all-weather reporting services, earnestly reform issues reflected by netizens, incessantly raise the social credibility of network media, let society have confidence, let household heads rest assured, let the broad netizens go online in a civilized manner.

Proposing websites: Qianlong Net, Sina, Sohu, Netease, TOM Net, China Net, Baidu, Beiqing Net, China Sousuo Net, Xilu Net, Xici Hutong Net, Yahoo, Hexun Net and Daqi Net.

9 April 2006

文明办网倡议书
当前,我国互联网事业蓬勃发展。北京聚集了13万家网站,拥有428万网民,成为全国乃至国际互联网发展的中心之一,北京的网络文化建设影响巨大。

互联网事业快速发展,适应了广大群众日益丰富的文化生活需求,已成为人们获取
信息、生活娱乐、互动交流的新兴媒体。然而,在互联网快速发展的同时,个别网站也存在着传播不健康信息、刊载格调低下的图片、提供不文明声讯服务,甚至传播“黄色”内容等严重危害社会的问题。营造健康文明的网络文化环境,清除不健康信息已成为社会的共同呼唤、家长的强烈要求、保障未成年人健康成长的迫切需要。为推动互联网界文明办网,把互联网站建设成为传播先进文化的阵地、虚拟社区的和谐家园,千龙网、新浪网、搜狐网、网易网、TOM网、中华网、百度网、北青网、中国搜索网、西陆网、西祠胡同网、雅虎网、和讯网、大旗网等十四家网站,联合向全国互联网界发出如下倡议:

一、在互联网工作者中大力宣传、贯彻、落实胡锦涛总书记提出的以“八荣八耻”为主要内容的社会主义荣辱观,以传播弘扬热爱祖国、服务人民、崇尚科学、辛勤劳动、团结互助、诚实守信、遵纪守法、艰苦奋斗的内容为荣,坚持文明办网,把互联网办成宣传科学理论、传播先进文化、塑造美好心灵、弘扬社会正气的阵地。我们要坚持唱响“主旋律”,坚持传播有益于提高民族素质、推动经济社会发展的信息,努力营造积极向上、和谐文明的网上舆论氛围。

二、坚决抵制与社会公德和中华民族优秀传统美德相背离的不良信息,自觉抵制网络低俗之风,净化网络环境。不刊载不健康文字和图片,不链接不健康网站,不提供不健康内容搜索,不发送不健康短(彩)信,不开设不健康声讯服务,不运行带有凶杀、色情内容的游戏,不登载不健康广告;不在网站社区、论坛、新闻跟贴、聊天室、博客等中发表、转载违法、庸俗、格调低下的言论、图片、音视频信息,积极营造网络文明新风。

三、坚持自我约束,实施行业自律。建立、健全网站内部管理制度,规范信息制作、发布流程,强化监管、惩处机制;加强对网站从业人员的职业道德、网上公德教育,增强社会责任感,推动互联网行业健康发展。

四、自觉接受管理,欢迎社会监督,开设举报电话、举报邮箱,建立全天候举报制度,对网民反映的问题认真整改,不断提高网络媒体的社会公信力,让社会信任,让家长放心,让广大网民文明上网。

倡议网站:千龙网、新浪网、搜狐网、网易网、TOM网、中华网、百度网、北青网、中国搜索网、西陆网、西祠胡同网、雅虎网、和讯网、大旗网

2006年4月9日

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