Limit put on Big Baby's screen time

6th September 2005, Comments 0 comments

6 September 2005, AMSTERDAM — The baby due to be born to a contestant in the latest Dutch series of the Big Brother reality show can only make limited appearances on camera, the Labour Inspectorate has ruled.

6 September 2005

AMSTERDAM — The baby due to be born to a contestant in the latest Dutch series of the Big Brother reality show can only make limited appearances on camera, the Labour Inspectorate has ruled.

The Ministry of Social Affairs said on Tuesday that its inspectors had turned down a request by producer Endemol Nederland for an "unlimited exemption" from the labour laws governing minors appearing on television.

Instead the show was given limited permission to film the child once a day for no longer than two hours within a maximum period of eight days.

The Labour Inspectorate has also agreed with the producers that the infant must have its own room. Its mother will be allowed access to the room without cameras following her.

An outside carer - probably one of its grandmothers - will also be allowed unrestricted visitation rights and may periodically bring the baby out of the house.

The Netherlands has strict rules governing children appearing on television, in films and on stage. The regulations are designed to protect the minor's health and wellbeing.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2005]

Subject: Dutch news + Big Brother

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