Notice Concerning Launching a Special Clean-Up Campaign against Audiovisual Products with “Vulgar Tendencies”

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General Administration of Press and Publications

GAPP No. [2007]1683

All provincial, autonomous regions and municipal Press and Publications Bureaus, Liberation Army General Political and Propaganda Department Press and Publications Bureau:

In 2007, the General Administration of Press and Publications has organized an audiovisual product special quality investigation for three months in connection with the “Publications Quality Management Year” work. During this examination it has been discovered that general audiovisual product quality has been progressively raised, there is no lack of excellent product masterpieces that are welcomed and approved by society. But it is still relatively grave that a number of audiovisual product content and packaging propagate vulgar phenomena, which mainly shows in: some audiovisual products are badly manufactured, vulgar content is knocked up, and selling points created; for some audiovisual products the cover of “sexual health” and “sexual education” is used for the purpose of unilaterally pandering to the market, with content lacking scientific nature, many covers adopt provocative propaganda writing or images, etc, and even vulgarize and debase audiovisual products that originally had healthy content, and marking it with expressions such as “absolutely sexual”, “not suitable for viewing under the age of 18”, etc., and printing half-naked images; some audiovisual products publish so-called “human body portraits” under the guise of “body art”, which in large quantities and repeatedly exhibit naked female bodies, content is exaggeratedly vulgar, and tastes are low-level. In order to further standardize audiovisual product publishing order, raise publishing quality, and choke the “vulgar tendencies” of audiovisual products, the General Administration of Press and Publication has decided to use the three months from the last third of December 2007 until the middle of March 2008, to conduct a one-time concentrated cleanup of audiovisual products with “vulgar tendencies” on a nationwide scope. Relevant matters are hereby notified as follows:

I, From 26 December 2007 until 15 January 2008, all audiovisual publishing and production work units must organize and conduct a one-time complete self-examination over the audiovisual products they already published or are producing at the moment. Of those falling under audiovisual products with “vulgar tendencies”, production, publication and sale must be ceased, and sealing up and retrieval must be conducted. When conducting self-examination, all audiovisual publishing work units must especially pay attention to examining audiovisual products published in cooperation, and must conduct a one-time complete examination of audiovisual products produced in cooperation from content to covering and packaging. All audiovisual publishing and production work units must report the self-examination results and steps to deal with these to the provincial-level press and publications bureau in written form before 15 January 2008.

II, From 16 until 31 January 2008, all provincial-level press and publication bureaus must organize and conduct a one-time complete examination over audiovisual products published by audiovisual publishing work units and production work units in their jurisdiction within the last two years. Where “vulgar” products are discovered, they must adopt further steps, and conduct deep examination over the audiovisual product’s “three examinations”, publishing number and reproduction entrustment letter use situation and sample submission situation, and must implement punishment for violating relevant publishing management regulations. All provincial-level press and publications bureaus must report written materials concerning the examination situation and handling opinions together with a sample of the “vulgar” audiovisual product before 31 January 2008 to the General Administration of Press and Publications Audiovisual Department.

III, From 1 January until 10 March 2008, the General Administration of Press and Publications organizes relevant personnel that conducts focus spot checks over a number of provinces (regions, municipalities), to further check the situation. Where problems of regulation violations are verified, punishment will be imposed on work units publishing or producing “vulgar” audiovisual products, depending on the gravity of the situation, to those audiovisual publishing and production work units reporting situations on their own initiative or adopting powerful measures, the General Administration of Press and Publications shall after examination and verification no longer impose punishment. The General Administration of Press and Publications shall report and criticize provincial-level press and publication bureaus that are weak in developing their work.

All audiovisual publishing work units and production work units must take the spirit of the 17th Party Congress as guidance, strengthen their understanding of the broader picture and a sense of social responsibility, and at the same time as coordinating to complete this special clean-up campaign, strive to produce and publish even more and even better excellent audiovisual products, incessantly raise product quality, creating a beneficial environment for minors to grow up healthily, making vigorous contributions to stimulate the great development and great flourishing of socialist culture.

It is hereby notified

General Administration of Press and Publications

25 December 2007

关于开展音像制品“低俗之风”专项治理活动的通知

新闻出版总署

关于开展音像制品“低俗之风”专项治理活动的通知

新出音[2007]1683号

各省、自治区、直辖市新闻出版局,解放军总政宣传部新闻出版局:

2007年,新闻出版总署在“出版物质量管理年”工作中,组织了历时三个月的音像制品专项质量检查。此次检查中发现,音像制品出版的总体质量逐步提高,不乏优秀的精品力作,得到社会的欢迎和肯定。但一些音像制品的内容和封面宣传低俗现象仍比较严重,主要表现为:有的音像制品粗制滥造、拼凑庸俗内容,制造卖点;有的音像制品为片面迎合市场,打着“性健康”、“性教育”的幌子,内容缺乏科学性,封面大多采用挑逗性的宣传文字或图片等,甚至将原本内容健康的音像制品低俗化、庸俗化,标上“绝对情色”、“十八岁以下不宜观看”等字样并印有半裸体照片;有的音像制品以“人体艺术”的名义,出版所谓的“人体写真”,大量反复展示女性裸体形象,内容夸张庸俗,趣味低级。为进一步规范音像出版秩序,提高出版质量,扼制音像制品的“低俗之风”,新闻出版总署决定自2007年12月下旬至2008年3月中旬,用三个月时间在全国范围内对音像制品“低俗之风”进行一次集中整治。现将有关事宜通知如下:

一、2007年12月26日至2008月1月15日,各音像出版、制作单位要组织对目前已出版的或正在制作的音像制品进行一次全面自查。对属于“低俗类”音像制品的,要停止制作、出版和销售,并进行封存、回收。在进行自查时,各音像出版单位特别要注意对合作出版的音像制品的检查,要对合作出版的音像制品从内容到封面、包装进行一次全面检查。各音像出版、制作单位须将自查情况和处理措施以书面形式于2008月1月15日前上报所在地省级新闻出版局。

二、2008年1月16日至31日,各省级新闻出版局要组织对辖区内音像出版单位、制作单位近两年出版、制作的音像制品进行一次全面检查。对发现属于“低俗”内容的,要采取进一步的措施,对该音像制品的“三审”情况、版号和复制委托书使用情况、样品缴送情况进行深入检查,对违反有关出版管理规定的要依法进行处罚。各省级新闻出版局须将检查情况及处理意见的书面材料连同“低俗类”音像制品样品一并于2008年1月31日前报送新闻出版总署音像司。

三、2008年2月1日至3月10日,新闻出版总署将组织有关人员对部分省(区、市)进行重点抽查,进一步核实情况。如违规问题属实,将根据情节轻重对出版、制作“低俗类”音像制品的单位进行处罚,对各音像出版、制作单位主动上报情况并采取有力措施的,新闻出版总署在核实后将不再进行处罚。对开展工作不力的省级新闻出版局,新闻出版总署将予以通报批评。

各音像出版单位、制作单位要以党的十七大精神为指导,增强大局意识和社会责任感,在配合完成此次专项治理活动的同时,努力制作、出版更多更好的优秀音像制品,不断提高产品质量,为未成年人的健康成长创造良好环境,为促进社会主义文化的大发展大繁荣做出积极贡献。

特此通知。

新闻出版总署
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