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National Council fined STB with 1.6 million for unchildish programs during child time

09.03.2017, 17:20

March 9, - National Council on Television and Radio Broadcasting has decided to fine the STB TV channel with 1 million 654 thousand and 688 UAH (10% of the license fee) for repeated violations throughout the year. The channel shows programs that can harm children, in abnormal time, "Media detector" said.

The penalty is applied via STB TV channel failed to eliminate violations within a year after the notice announcement on July 28, 2016.

Violations are: 

Article 6 of the Law of Ukraine on Television and Radio Broadcasting - broadcasting of programs or their parts which can inflict damage on physical, mental or moral development of children and teenagers if they have their opportunity to watch;

Article 28, part 5 of the Law of Ukraine on Television and Radio Broadcasting - Licensee has no right to distribute programs capable to influence normal physical, intellectual or moral development of children and youth, and program which contain episodes which cause horror, stages of murder, violence (physical or psychological), scenes, turned to sexual instincts.

Article 62, part 2  of the Law of Ukraine on Television and Radio Broadcasting - The broadcasting organizations are forbidden to distribute, and also to announce programs and transfers which can damage physical, intellectual and spiritual development of minors and youth, except for during the airtime from 23.00 p.m. till 6.00 a.m. and on channels with the limited access

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