Friday, June 18, 2004

Won't someone think of the children? Australia's Big News Network reports that Vietnamese parents and educators are calling on writers and producers to create comic books and video games more suitable for children:

"Vietnamese publishers are printing more children's books than ever. But educators and parents say many of the most popular books, especially translated versions from overseas, are unsuitable, the report said.

"More than 600,000 comic books are printed in Ho Chi Minh City each week and 80 percent of them are foreign comics with many depicting violent stories with rampant killing, the report said."