Journalists Permit Management

Original Language Title: 新闻记者证管理办法

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Read the untranslated law here: http://www.chinalaw.gov.cn/article/fgkd/xfg/gwybmgz/200912/20091200145478.shtml

Journalists permit management

    (Released August 24, 2009, press and publication administration, the 44th since October 15, 2009) Chapter I General provisions

    First to standardize the journalist certificate management, guarantee the normal activities of journalists, and protect legal rights of journalists and the public, in accordance with the relevant regulations and decisions of the State Council, these measures are formulated.

    Second approach applies to permits of journalists to apply for application, issuance, use, and manage.

    People's Republic of China territory of news gathering activities, are required to have a journalist card issued by the GAPP.

    Third journalist card is journalist positions the valid proof of identity, was the only legitimate journalists in news gathering and editing activities in document legally printed and issued by the GAPP.

    News agencies in a unified style of journalist cards.

    The fourth journalist in these measures refers to news agencies or hired, specializing in news gathering and editing work, and journalists holding press cards. News organizations mentioned in these measures refers to the territory of the relevant administrative departments of the State approved the establishment of newspaper publishing, news publishing, news agencies, radio stations, television stations, news Studio with news gathering and editing business unit.

    Among them, the newspaper and news publishing unit by the State press and publication administration departments; radio, film, and television news organizations found that, with the State administration of radio, film and television sectors is based on the relevant documents of ratification. The fifth journalist journalist permit holders engaging in news gathering activities are protected by law in accordance with law.

    People's Governments at all levels and departments, staff should be for legitimate news gathering activities to provide the necessary facilities and guarantees.

    No organization or individual shall interfere with, obstruct legitimate interviews news organizations and journalists.

    Sixth journalist by the General Administration of press and publication number, and check printing press and publication administration, journalist certificate issued under the seal Special seal, journalist cards annual check label and news institutions (or sponsor) stamp is valid.

    No other entity or individual may make, copy, distribution, sales permits for journalists, not production, distribution and sale of other documents used for the interview.

    Chapter II issued by the collar and

    Article news press cards issued by the press and publication administration in charge of the national, provincial, autonomous region, municipality directly under the administration of press and publication news agency journalist card is responsible for auditing the administrative regions. Article eighth journalist by the Administrative Department of press and publication of news organizations to apply for and receive.

    For a journalist card to fill out this form and submit by news organizations for a journalist card registration form, the for a journalist card-personnel information form of each claimant's identity cards, diplomas, certificates of qualification (certificate), copy of the labor contract and other application materials.

    Article news organizations for a journalist card in person must also meet the following conditions:

    (A) compliance with national laws, regulations and professional ethics of journalists;

    (B) have a university diploma recognized by the relevant departments of the State Council and editorial qualifications;

    (C) engaging in news collecting and editing staff of news agencies, or formally employed by the news agency engaging in news gathering and editing job and one year of experience in news gathering and editing staff.

    This section, the term "hired by news organizations" refers to the news collecting and editing staff and their news organizations signed a labor contract.

    Tenth journalist cards made by the following persons do not:

    (A) news organization in the Party Affairs, administration, logistics, management, advertising, non-editorial positions such as engineering staff;

    (B) the staff other than news organizations, including the press offers an manuscript or the show's correspondents, freelance, full time or part time for news organizations to provide news and information of other persons;

    (C) teaching and coaching category, institution of the school newspaper staff and the absence of the editorial staff of the news business;

    (D) record of bad business people, revoking the permits of journalists and the Administrative Department of press and publication during the term of punishment persons or persons subjected to criminal punishment.

    11th Central News Agency run by hosting a special examination by the competent authority-owned news organizations after qualification criteria, to the General Administration of press and publication for journalist card, issued by the press and publication Administration approval of journalist cards.

    The 12th province and province following news organizations run by hosting a special examination by the competent authority-owned news organizations after qualification criteria to the local administrative Department of press and publication of provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities to apply for permits for journalists, the province, autonomous region, municipality directly under the administration of press and publication review and approval of the State press and publication administration, issuance of permits for journalists.

    Among them, or municipal, State, Union-owned news organizations for a journalist card is subject to, municipal, State, Union press and publication administrative departments for review, submitted to the provincial, autonomous region, municipality directly under the administration of press and publication.

    News collecting and editing staff of the 13th Bureau audit qualification after the establishment of the Bureau of the news agencies, after the authorities agreed to, to register with the Bureau provincial, autonomous region, municipality directly under the administration of press and publication for journalists card, provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities directly under the press and publications administration review and approval of the State press and publication administration, issuance of permits for journalists.

    On the ground, cities, States, the Bureau of the Union established, for a journalist card should be reported to the local administrative Department of press and publication step by step after the audit, the province, autonomous region, municipality directly under the administration of press and publication.

    News Agency Reporter News reporter certificate shall indicate the name of the Agency and the Bureau.

    14th Bureau of press and publication of propaganda Department of the PLA general political Department is responsible for the people's Liberation Army and the armed police force (not including frontier defense, fire and security guard) examining and issuing work permits for journalists by news organizations, and to the General Administration of press and publication record.

    15th article apart from the people's Liberation Army and the armed police force (not including frontier defense, fire and security guard) system, the journalist certificate obtaining, reviewing, issuing and cancellation of work through the General Administration of press and publication of "national network of journalists document management and verification system".

    Chapter III use and replacement

    16th news collecting and editing staff in the press interview work must hold valid journalist permit, and initiative to the interviewee in a news interview show.

    News organization has yet to receive permits of journalists journalists must be led by the reporter of this news organizations hold a journalist card acquisition, do not separate in news-gathering activities.

    17th news organization non-editorial post staff, news organizations and other social organizations or individuals may not make use of the institution or the fake journalists news gathering activities.

    18th journalists use permits for journalists in news gathering activities, shall comply with laws and ethics of journalism, ensuring that news reports real, comprehensive, objective and fair shall not publish false reports may not publish false news, not favoritism hidden facts that should be reported.

    19th news interviews is a journalist's duty, the journalist card I only use, shall not be lent or altered shall not be used for non-duty activity.

    Journalists must not engage with journalists relating to the functioning of paid services, intermediary activities or part-time, paid, shall not take advertising, distribution, sponsorship, news business, shall not establish or shared advertising company, no excuse to news-gathering activities to seek illegitimate benefits shall not take public opinion of extortion, revenge and other acts of abuse of the right to an interview with the press.

    20th journalists and news organizations labor relations, away from news agencies or editing posts, should leave voluntarily surrendered before permits for journalists, news organizations should immediately through the "national network of journalists document management and verification system" apply for cancellation of the permits of journalists, and will recover the journalist certificate referred to the Administrative Department of press and publication of the destruction.

    21st journalist card for fouling, broken and other reasons cannot continue to be used by news organizations take the original certificate to the issuing authority for a new certificate, the original card number reserved for journalists.

    After the 22nd journalist certificate is lost, the holder shall immediately report to news organizations, news agencies should immediately cancel its procedures, and the press and publication administration, or provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities designated by the Administrative Department of press and publication lost notice is published in the media.

    Need to go through the permits of journalists, a week after the publication of a notice to the issuing authority for the replacement of the new card, the original ID number at the same time set aside for journalists. 23rd news agency revoked its original journalists has applied for a certificate at the same time cancellation.

    Unit in charge of the News Agency's journalists responsible for reclaims card, referred to the issuing authority for destruction.

    24th interview with domestic and international major events, event organizers can make a one-time temporary press credentials, temporary press credentials must provide scope for journalists of the lawful holder of the card, and use along with the journalist card. 25th journalist permit uniform renewal once every five years.

    Journalists permit renewal the specific measures shall be formulated separately by the press and publication administration.

    Supervision and administration of the fourth chapter

    26th press and publication administration and the provincial, autonomous region, municipality directly under the administration of press and publication departments as well as the propaganda Department of the PLA general political Department certificate of Bureau of press and publication told reporters issuance, to supervision and management and verification have been used.

    Press and publication administrative departments at all levels are responsible for journalists in news gathering activities within their respective administrative areas supervisory management.

    Master according to the survey by the Administrative Department of press and publication law, establish bad practitioners file, and open it.

    27th News Agency authorities to fulfil their obligations to their news agency journalist permit application auditing and regulating the use of management responsibility, strengthen their news organizations and journalists in news gathering and editing activities of the supervision and management.

    28th news organizations to fulfil their obligations to their respective news collecting and editing staff qualification audits and news reporter certificate obtaining, issuing, using, and managing liability, supervision management interviews to journalists, are in violation of the journalists should promptly investigate and deal with.

    News organizations should establish a sound system of certified training and in-service training of journalists, establish and improve the employment system and the social security system, in time for journalist card for qualified journalists.

    News organizations is not allowed there are false reports, paid news, using news stories to seek illegitimate interests, illegal use of a press card and other bad business records personnel.

    29th news organizations should regularly publicized journalist card holder list for journalist card and the new list published in the media to which it belongs "national network of journalists document management and verification systems" Web sites and telephone hotlines to facilitate public verification of journalists card, and accept their supervision.

    Article 30th interviewee told reporters and the public have the right to news-gathering activities to monitor, through the "national network of journalists document management and verification system" identity verified certificates of verification, including journalists, reporters, and violations be reported to journalists.

    31st journalists of being illegal by authorities to initiate an investigation, the press and publication administration as cases suspected of violating, through the "national network of journalists document management and verification system" journalists used to abort it, and depending on the case according to law.

    The 32nd journalist permit an annual verification system, the press and publication administration and the provincial, autonomous region or municipality directly under the administration of press and publication Department and propaganda Department of the PLA general political Department Bureau of press and publication are responsible for Central News Agency, a local news agency and the people's Liberation Army and the armed police force (not including frontier defense, fire and security guard) News Agency journalist certificate of annual verification work.

    Journalists permit annual verification each year beginning in January, completed by March 15, each province, autonomous region, municipality directly under the administration of press and publication Department and propaganda Department of the PLA general political Department before the administration of press and publication on March 31, the annual verification report of General Administration of press and publication.

    News organizations are not journalists by Convention annual verification of the certificate, cancelled all of its journalists by the certification authority certificate. 33rd annual verification of the permits of journalists from media self-examination, fill out the press accreditation annual verification form, after examination by the authorities, Administrative Department of press and publication law personnel.

    Annual validation main contents are:

    (A) check for certified officers still have all the conditions for holding a journalist card;

    (B) check the certified personnel within this year whether there is a violation;

    (C) checks whether the certified personnel registration information changes. Journalists through an annual verification certificate issued by the Administrative Department of press and publication annual verification tag, and paste it into the annual verification of the permits of journalists, journalist card validity is subject to annual verification tag time.

    Journalists not through an annual verification certificates, cancellation by the certification authority, may not continue to use it.

    The fifth chapter legal liability

    34th news organizations and their staff members in violation of these regulations, press and publication administrative departments depending on the seriousness of the following administrative measures can be taken:

    (A) informed criticism;

    (B) order the public review;

    (C) shall be ordered to correct;

    (D) suspend journalists used;

    (E) entrust the authority hosted by supervision and rectification.

    Administrative measures listed in this section can be used.

    35th news agency workers have one of the following behaviors, by the press and publication Department, or province, autonomous region, municipality directly under the administration of press and publication in a warning, and a 30,000 yuan fine, if the circumstances are serious, revoked its permits for journalists, to constitute a crime, criminal responsibility shall be investigated in accordance with law:

    (A) contrary to article 17th of this approach, to engage in activities;

    (B) violation of article 18th of this approach, and disseminated false reports;

    (C) in violation of this article 19th, lend, altered certificate or take advantage of their positions to facilitate improper activities of journalists;

    (D) in violation of this article 20th, not to journalists in pre-departure certified.

    36th News Agency any of the following acts, or by the press and publication administration of provinces, autonomous regions, municipalities directly under the press and publications administration confiscated illegal gains and give a warning, and a 30,000 yuan fine, you can pause the news agency journalist card issued by, and recommends that the unit in charge of its disciplined, organizers on their person in charge:

    (A) in violation of this article sixth, production, copy, distribution, sales of journalists without authorization card or of unauthorized production, distribution, distribution of press credentials;

    (B) in contravention of this article eighth, submitted false declarations;

    (C) in accordance with the Nineth and tenth of these measures rigorously examining the editors qualifications or expand the scope of certification without authorization;

    (D) in violation of this article 16th, news organizations without a certified staff of journalists covering events in the news;

    (E) violations of this article 20th, not timely cancellation of permits of journalists;

    (Vi) violates this article 22nd failing for cancellation procedures;

    (VII) violate article 28th of this approach, failure to fulfil regulatory responsibility, failing to comply with the conditions of the journalists for press card or an illegal employment of persons concerned;

    (VIII) breach of article 29th of this approach, no publication or disclosure of information;

    (I) in violation of this article 32nd, fails to participate in the annual verification;

    (J) appears on the News Agency's staff management responsibility of the acts listed in article 35th.

    37th, social organization or individual with one of the following actions, authorities investigated and dealt with jointly by the Administrative Department of press and publication, confiscate the illegal income and give a warning, and a 30,000 yuan fine, and constitutes a crime, criminal responsibility shall be investigated in accordance with law:

    (A) production, copying, distribution, distribution of journalists without authorization card or of unauthorized production, distribution, distribution of press credentials;

    (B) the guise of a news organization, fake journalists covering events in the news;

    (C) carried out in the name of news gathering activities or interests.

    Article 38th journalist certificate has been revoked due to illegal activities of journalists, 5 years for journalists card again, be held criminally responsible, life for a journalist card.

    The sixth chapter supplementary articles

    The 39th abroad and Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan news agency engaging in news-gathering activities in the territory, these procedures do not apply. 40th these measures shall come into force on October 15, 2009. January 10, 2005 news press card issued by the Department of press and publication regulations repealed at the same time, enacted before the entry into force of these measures not consistent with the way other shall no longer be implemented.