1. The Committee on Social
Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development welcomes the very complete way
in which the Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media
has tackled the subject of violence in and through the media, culminating
in an appeal to member States’ authorities and other key stakeholders.
2. However, from the Social Affairs Committee’s viewpoint, the
draft resolution and recommendation could have placed more emphasis
on the fact that children (up to the age of 18) are particularly
concerned, being exposed to violence in various contexts without
necessarily being able to gauge the consequences or having the means
to defend themselves. Furthermore, the draft resolution contains
a whole series of “principles”, which, while they are of interest,
should be addressed to member States as measures to be taken.
3. In order to add to the texts submitted by the Culture Committee
for debate, the Social Affairs Committee would like to propose a
few amendments as set out below.