Cyprus Mail

183 violations of broadcasting law reported


Decisions on 44 cases related to violations of regulatory legislation governing content and processes of radio and television organisations, stations and the CyBC were released on Tuesday by the Cyprus Radio Television Authority (CRTA).

The cases concern 183 violations, the bulk of which are advertising violations (102), which include product placement, advertising to minors and irregularities in sponsorship.

A total of 59 violations concerned content unsuitable for family programming, including insufficient warning for sensitive, sexual or violent content (31).

Of the remaining 22 violations, four concerned inappropriate language or bypassing norms of common decency in behaviour and language; two concerned human rights, such as, inappropriate treatment of content regarding gender, religion and the disabled.

Four violations were for absence of subtitles, and three had to do with content showing dangerous acts which could incite copy-cat behaviour.

There were eight violations of general programming quality and suitability, and one for inaccuracy.

Of the 44 cases two were issued recommendations, while 22 received warnings and 22 were fined a total amount of €79,100.

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