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Media Classification

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The central media classification question

By whom or at what age should this cultural form or object be consumed?

‘Media Classification Systems: An International Comparative Study’ examines historical and current approaches to this question in the following countries: Australia, Brazil, China, India, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America.

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Challenging the Censor

Liam Grealy's interview with political documentarian Rakesh Sharma on his upcoming films and the contemporary politics on film censorship and classification in India

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Featured Post

Black Snow on Trial for Obscenity

Black Snow (Kuroi Yuki, 1965) is significant as the first film subject to a trial under obscenity law despite having passed inspection by Eirin.

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Countries
7
Types of media
5
What does this mean in different territories?

Media Classification

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Which forms of media are included in this study?

We are aiming for comprehensive coverage of key media forms, but, of course, we can't include everything.

Television
Video games
Online media
Print
Film

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