Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (MDR) wants to provide films with classifying information if they show racist stereotypes.
"These are classification notes that put the films in a contemporary context in accordance with our task as a modern multimedia public media company," MDR told the German Press Agency on Wednesday evening. There are film productions from the past that are now being critically discussed in public. The "Mitteldeutsche Zeitung" reported first.
MDR: "Contemporary classification is important"
The MDR will continue to broadcast the productions discussed in public, such as DEFA films, in the future, it said. "From our point of view, however, it is also important to have accompanying reporting and a contemporary classification that enables a debate that does justice to the topic." The broadcaster will ensure and continue that reporting.
In addition to the information, other options, such as text panels, would also be discussed, the public broadcaster explained: "Our editors are currently exchanging information on this."