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Lawmaker wants to ban violence and ‘gay propaganda’ on TV

by | Jun 25, 2013
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Koba Davitashvili. (Interpressnews.)

TBILISI, DFWatch–A member of parliament from the Georgian Dream coalition suggests introducing restrictions on TV series and other TV programs which ‘contain propaganda of violence, or homosexual, bisexual and polygamous relations.’

Member of Parliament Koba Davitashvili has already prepared the text of such a bill and says the main target of his proposed restrictions will be TV series, which are really popular in Georgia.

“I have prepared a package of amendments for legislation, which will protect youth from harmful influences,” he said on Tuesday. “This concerns demonstration of certain products which encourage and promote violence, homosexual, bisexual and polygamous relations.”

Davitashvili claims he got the idea from Lithuanian legislation, as other countries have done, and said ‘Georgia shouldn’t be an exception.’

“I don’t want Georgia to become Brazil. That country has its own culture, Georgia has a different culture,” he said, adding that many TV series’ content is about relations among family members and relatives and he thinks children easily get influenced from such content.

The lawmaker reminded people that there exists a law to protect minors from harmful influences, which in his opinion is a dormant law that needs to be enforced.



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