Moscow, February 7, 2014
A bill has been brought in to the Russian State Duma, which forbids to show scenes on daytime TV of violent and cruel actions, committed by teenagers, reports Rossiyskaya Gazeta.
The front-page news of last several days was the seizure of hostages, and the shooting of a teacher and policemen in a Moscow secondary school. The horrors of this story were shown on the screens in all detail. And the main character of this information wave was a mentally unbalanced senior high school student. The wave of details, according to some deputies, has an adverse effect. That's why it was proposed to add the following to article 4 of the media law:
"From 7 to 24 o'clock it is forbidden to put messages and demonstration on informational telecommunication networks of images, that contain information about crimes or other unlawful actions, associated with demonstration and description of cruelty, physical and (or) psychical violence, committed by individuals under 18 years old".
In view of one of the authors of this amendment, a State Duma deputy Yaroslav Nilov, demonstration of crimes, committed by teenagers, from screens, provokes mentally unstable peers into personal violence, maiming, blood and murder. These scenes dull the ability of young people to have compassion.