Through advocacy efforts to change current cable industry broadcast standards, digital activism, public awareness campaigns, and educational partnerships with national, regional and local networks, Truth in Reality's goal is to reduce the rates of interpersonal violence in the African-American community.
Truth in Reality is requesting that cable networks commit to incorporating their “Principles of Responsible Reality TV” in their broadcast standards and practices for all unscripted television programming. Our inaugural campaign initiative is targeting the violent interpersonal behavior being perpetuated by female African-American cast members on Vh1’s Monday night primetime lineup.
Principles of Responsible Reality TV
- Acts of bullying or domestic violence will not be televised. Violence may be intimated but not aired.
- Reality show participants must sign a pledge to not commit acts of physical violence while filming. Any participant who violates this pledge will be immediately fired from the show and subject to criminal and/or civil penalties.
- Reality production teams will no longer hire official security detail in order to protect reality cast members filming, as presence of on-set security teams infer the expectation of physical violence between cast members.