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
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.
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.