PARIS: French Prime Minister Alain Juppé is not ruling out legislative action to curb TV violence. He says that industry efforts to develop a code of standards for public and private channels are moving too slowly.
Hervé Bourges, president of the French broadcast regulator, Conseil Supérieur de l’Audiovisuel, says he’s thinking about classifying programs according to their degree of acceptability by young viewers. This classification could be created either by special industry groups or by the channels themselves.
Meanwhile, the CSA is working along with TF1, France 2, France 3 and M6 so as to establish a code of ‘good behavior.’ Bourges also feels that the campaign against violence should be broadened to include the educational system.