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REM Prohibits Further Airing of Progressives' Campaign Spot

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Archive / News | 01.06.20 | access_time 20:43

REM - Regulatory Authority for Electronic Media (Beta/Milos Miskov)

The Council of the Regulatory Authority for Electronic Media (REM) on June 1, by the required majority of votes, banned further airing of a Serbian Progressive Party campaign spot, which includes party leader and Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and a six-year-old girl.

REM Council member Judita Popovic told website Insajder that REM had ordered "media service providers to stop airing this spot of the Serbian Progressive Party within 24 hours."

In the spot, recently released under the slogan For Our Children, Vucic is talking with a little girl, whom he tells that he has a plan to "bring her father back from Germany."

Popovic earlier told Insajder that she had no dilemma as to whether the spot contained political abuse of a child and violation of a rulebook on the protection of minors' rights in the area of providing media services.

Vucic said on the matter that his party would withdraw the spot with the child if competent bodies thus decided, but added that such a decision would be "strange" because it would be "the first time" something like that would happen "in the world, and certainly in Serbia."

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