September 23, 2008

NEWS: India mulls rules for kids on TV

India mulls rules for kids on TV

By Geeta Pandey - BBC News, Delhi

The Indian government has proposed new guidelines to regulate children's participation in reality TV shows.

Among them is a suggestion to fix the minimum age limit of contestants to 12 years. Once approved, all broadcasters will have to follow the guidelines.

In the past few years, reality shows with children have become a huge hit with thousands queuing up to take part.

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