He says it’s to protect young Muslims from Wahhabi influences, although he also complains that “some channels run unedited music shows or Western films nearly around the clock, and very few companies show programs about their homeland, the history of the republic or Islamic sermons.” From RIA Novosti (thanks to Twostellas):
MOSCOW, January 10 (RIA Novosti) – Chechnya’s president has threatened to shut down local television companies that fail to allocate enough time to the explanation of basic Islamic values, the presidential Web site said on Thursday.
Addressing local administration leaders and top television managers, Ramzan Kadyrov, 31, urged them to devote more air time to spiritual and patriotic programs that would keep youngsters away from the hard-line Islamic Wahhabi and other extremist movements.
“As the head of the republic, I guarantee the necessary financial and technical support in this issue… Today, as never before, we must pay attention to the moral and ethical education of the youth,” said Kadyrov, a former separatist whose private army has been accused by human rights groups of kidnapping and extortion….
Kadyrov also said that television broadcasting did not always correspond to the norms and ethics of Chechen society.
“Some channels run unedited music shows or Western films nearly around the clock,” Kadyrov said. “And very few companies show programs about their homeland, the history of the republic or Islamic sermons.”