GORKI, November 16 (Itar-Tass) — Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev supports the idea to organise an information campaign against violence in the media and on the Internet and believes all mass media should participate in it.
“If to announce it /campaign/, it should be a consolidated decision as it is useless to simply speak about if for whatever reasons it is not supported by this or that structure,” Dmitry Medvedev said on Friday.
“it should be a corporate decision,” he continued. “I am stressing, it should be not a governmental decision, we do not have censorship, and the state’s influence on the media is very modest, no matter what is said about it.”
Russia’s children’s ombudsman Pavel Astakhov suggested launching a campaign on January 12 of the coming year. He said that according to polls, a major part of Russian school children confirmed they might commit a non-grave crime, as from the media and the Internet they had learned information how crimes of the kind may be committed.