Nepilnamečių interesų apsauga nuo neigiamo žiniasklaidos poveikio.
Society‘s demands on the media in the Information Age must necessarily adapt to the grown in the amount of information and the speed with which it arrives. Each provider of media services has a number of competitors in the battle for readers, listeners, viewers. The Success is much more certain if the speed with which information is created and disseminated is increased. But if the speed of dissemination of information becomes the most important, it can be dangerous and have negative effect on society or its members, especially minors. TV and the Internet among the minors become one of the most popular forms of their leisure. J. Groebel concludes that 70 percents of parents are unaware of what their children do in the Internet. The media by incautiously presenting and interpreting the negative phenomena and realities exerts a strong effect on a developing individual by negatively changing his relation to himself and the world. The most popular violation in today’s media is violation of minors’ right to privacy. Paragraph 1 of article 5 of the Law on the Protection of Minors against Detrimental Effect of Public Information provides, that public information that is considered to cause detrimental effect to the development of minors shall be in relation to criminal activities or other violations of the law making available to the public of the personal data of a minor, who is not hiding from the law enforcement institutions or the court following the perpetration of a crime by a suspect, accused, being tried, judged, convicted, or a minor who has been the victim of a criminal action or other violations of the law, on the basis of which,his personal identity could be established. The duty of the Inspector of Journalist Ethics is to supervise the implementation of the provisions of the Law on the Protection of Minors against Detrimental Effect of Public Information.
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