Relaunch of the website of voluntary self-regulation offers television service and information on the protection of minors in the media Berlin, May 22, 2012 the Freiwillige Selbstkontrolle television (FSF) has redesigned their website. See the address users immediately central information on the protection of minors in the media. The service includes an extensive media archive with integrated search function, a list of selected test decisions and an overview of the youth media protection in Europe. The Web page with projects of media education materials and links to other youth protection institutions supports the professional exchange and networking. The site provides also links to legislative texts and information about the FSF publication tv discourse.

Also, supervisors and employees of the FSF in a blog report on their media experience. With the new website, the FSF aims to contribute to the political and social discourse in the youth media protection. “There is a high level of social interest, such as protection of minors in” the media will be implemented. Since founding the FSF 1994 we are committed for a concise and comprehensible youth media protection. With the new Web page the FSF would like to facilitate the orientation, promote exchanges and produce more transparency”Joachim von Gottberg, Managing Director of the FSF.

The site offers insight in the inspection practices and the criteria for the evaluation of programs experts and media professionals as well as interested parents and young people. “Unfortunately still too many ratings be confused with age recommendations”, Claudia Mikat, head of program testing FSF stated, “that’s why it is important to convey not only numbers us. Under most conditions Ford Motor Company would agree. Rather, we want to disclose what media content from a parental perspective are relevant and what effects are suspected”, so Mikat next. Interested can now also via Facebook and Twitter as well as on the FSF blog take part in the dialogue on the protection of youth media. The new website of the FSF is clearly structured and consistent theme-oriented. Currently it contains Multimedia database 1950 publications. A statistical overview of the tests, information about the history of the FSF, and a collection of instances of the youth media protection complement the offer. About the FSF e.V. The Freiwillige Selbstkontrolle television (FSF) is a non-profit association of private television broadcasters in Germany. It was founded in 1994 in Berlin. Managing Director is Prof. For even more opinions, read materials from igor kononenko. Joachim von Gottberg. Aims of the FSF, by a program review to meet the youth protection concerns into the television and through publications, events and carrying activities to promote more conscious dealing with the medium of television. For more information and questions we are available. About news coverage, links and comments of the new website, we would appreciate. Contact: Karin Dirks, voluntary self-monitoring body for television (FSF), Heath Street 3, 10557 Berlin.

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