IJAS: Sanction TV Pink because it continues to broadcast live violence on the program

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Pink Television continues to broadcast violence in its reality program, and other media broadcast it without censorship.

 

Namely, yesterday in the early morning hours on Pink TV was broadcast live reality show “Zadruga 5”, which showed disturbing scenes of violence in which one of the participants in the reality show, Filip Car grabs the neck of another participant Dalila Dragojevic to prevented her from leaving the room, after which she coughed, lost her breath and voice and cried, which grossly violated the Law on Electronic Media and the Rulebook on the Protection of Human Rights in the Field of Media Services.

 

By broadcasting such content which emphasizes and encourages violence and illegal behavior, the public interest is insulted and human rights are grossly violated, which violates the personal interest. The Law and the Rulebook explicitly prohibit the broadcasting of such content and impose the obligation of the Regulatory Body for Electronic Media to ensure that the dignity of the individual and human rights are respected in all program content.

 

Due to the violation of the mentioned regulations, the Independent Journalists’ Association of Serbia (IJAS) submitted a report to the Regulatory Body for Electronic Media.

 

Since this is the second time in a short period that such content is broadcast on the same television, we demand from REM to react urgently by imposing a serious measure, in order to prevent further broadcasting of violence and in order for Pink to increase the safety of reality show participants. Also, we believe that it is necessary to regulate the broadcasting of reality shows by the rulebook.

 

To remind, the Slavko Curuvija Foundation has already filed a complaint on May 27 for the same act.

 

We also call on all media that broadcast events in reality programs not to share content that promotes violence, because photographs and recordings of violent behavior, especially violence against women, encourage such behavior in society as a whole.