Civil so­ci­ety or­ga­ni­za­tions urge to halt vi­o­lent movies

Chil­dren are con­sid­ered as the first vic­tims who watch vi­o­lent for­eign movies which are aired in the satel­lite and ter­res­trial TV chan­nels

The Kurdish Globe - - EDITORIAL - By Salih Wal­ad­bagi

chan­nels to re­spect their au­di­ences and to not air bloody films or pic­tures.

He fur­ther ex­plained that Kur­dish me­dia out­lets have to take strong and se­ri­ous steps to­ward be­ing pro­fes­sional, adding that chil­dren should not watch the fe­ro­cious movies which are full of blood and slaugh­ter­ing be­cause chil­dren are have yet to build their char­ac­ter­is­tics and per­son­al­i­ties. “When chil­dren watch the ag­gres­sive episodes in the so com­mon Turk­ish, Korean and Hol­ly­wood movies it will leave a very nega- tive im­pact on their flimsy char­ac­ter­is­tics.”

Fierce Turk­ish and Korean movies have in the past sev­eral years be­come very com­mon in Kur­dis­tan as well as the re­gional coun­tries. He also added that the group will launch an in­ten­sive aware­ness cam­paign, in the fu­ture, to teach peo­ple that chil­dren should be kept away from watch­ing vi­o­lent movies.

In an in­no­va­tive and in­tel­li­gent step, the group has made a short an­i­ma­tion film which shows the neg­a­tive as­pects of the wide­spread bloody for­eign movies and dra­mas. “The TV chan­nels can write a pre-warn­ing sub­ti­tle and in­form their au­di­ences to keep their chil­dren away from watch­ing fierce pic­tures. This way we can save them.”

The group had pre­vi­ously sent a pro­posal to the Kur­dis­tan Re­gional Government’s Min­istry of Cul­ture in which the group asked the min­istry to no­tify the chan­nels to take the notes into ac­count.

Hopefully some of the chan­nels, he said, are very se­ri­ously try­ing to act ac-

cord­ing to our sug­ges­tions.

‘New Project’

The head of the group also re­vealed that they have re­cently made a data­base which in­cludes name and con­tact num­ber of 40 so­cial work­ers and re­searchers in and out of the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion. He said that they will be avail­able to be in­ter­viewed by Kur­dish me­dia out­lets, with­out tak­ing po­lit­i­cal par­tial­ity into con­sid­er­a­tion. “All of the names which are in­cluded in the data­base are skilled and qual­i­fied so­cial re­searchers and work­ers,” he ex­plained.

He also added that the most im­por­tant ob­jec­tive of the group is to pro­vide the me­dia chan­nels with ex­pe­ri­enced peo­ple to talk about spe­cial so­cial prob­lems in de­tail and pre­cisely. Ashti Group for So­cial and Psy­cho­log­i­cal Is­sues was es­tab­lished in Au­gust 2011. The staff con­sists of sev­eral so­cial work­ers and re­searchers that man­age the group.

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