Censorship of Pro-Gay Movies in Russia

From the Hollywood Reporter:

A Russian television movie channel has been sent an official warning for allegedly airing films that support same-sex relationships.

Russia’s federal media oversight body, Roskomnadzor, on Thursday warned popular movie channel EvroKino after it aired 2007 French musical Les Chansons d’Amour (Love Songs).

The agency said the film contains “propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations.”

For more on the underlying statute, see this post. The movie won a Cesar, the French equivalent of an Oscar in 2008 for best music written for a film. Thanks to the Media Law Resource Center MediaLawDaily newsletter for the pointer.

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