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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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Miss Frontier Mail

Starring the “Indian Pearl White” Fearless Nadia (Australia-born Mary Ann Evans or Mary Evans Wadia) and directed by her husband Homi Wadia, Miss Frontier Mail was the third film in the Diamond Thriller series.

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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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Types of media
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.

Video games
Online media

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