Sunday, May 22, 2005

Women’s shows in the spotlight

After a 14-year-old shoots his mother for telling all on a TV show, RTÜK and TV executives start targeting women’s shows while the producers of such programs argue that they are campaigning for women’s rights

The controversy surrounding television shows that host women from around the country to talk about their problems turned ugly when a 14-year-old child decided to kill his mother when she appeared on Yasemin Bozkurt's “KadınınSesi” (Women's Voice).

While the media and the Supreme Board of Radio and Television (RTÜK) blame the shows for fostering such tragedies, the producers and hosts of the shows argue that they are trying to send a message by promoting women's rights.

Read the rest of the article on Turkish Daily News

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