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Qayamat se Qayamat tak

1988
Qayamat se Qayamat tak

India

A box-office success known by teenagers as “QSQT”, Qayamat se qayamat tak was popular for its soundtrack composed by the duo Anand-Milind, and it won the 1988 National Film Award for best popular film providing wholesome entertainment, among others.
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China’s First Rating and The Village of Widows

1989

China

In 1989, mainland China made its first and only attempt to implement an age-based rating system. The Ministry of Radio, Film and Television (MRFT) made an announcement in March 1989 promoting the rating category “Not appropriate for children”.
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Street Fighter II

1991
Street Fighter II

Japan

It was Street Fighter II: The World Warrior that established the franchise’s dominance of early 1990s gaming, released for arcades in 1991 and on the Famicom/Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) in 1992.
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Film Certification Appellate Tribunal

1991

India

FCAT is constituted under the Cinematograph Act 1952 to hear appeals made by applicants for film certificates with respect to orders made by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).
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Ram Ke Naam

1992
Ram Ke Naam

India

Ram ke naam (“In the name of god”) is a 1992 documentary directed by Anand Patwardhan that considers the rise of Hindu nationalism, or “Hindutva”, and the demolition of the Babri Masjid (Mosuqe of Babur) in Ayodhya, India.
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ABERT – Code of Ethics

1993
ABERT – Code of Ethics

Brazil

The Brazilian Association of Radio and Television Broadcasters (ABERT) has long been governed by a Code of Ethics that outlined a responsibility to consider young people in the scheduling of television.
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Awarded Abroad and Banned in China: The Blue Kite

1993
Awarded Abroad and Banned in China: The Blue Kite

China

Directed by Tian Zhuangzhuang, The Blue Kite (1993, Lán fēngzheng) is one of a number of mainland Chinese films from the early 1990s that received accolades from international film festivals while subject to domestic controversy.
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Nintendo Content Policy

1993
Nintendo Content Policy

United States

Throughout the 1980s and into the 1990s Nintendo, especially Nintendo of America, strictly curtailed the content that could be included in games released on its consoles.
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Fire

1996
Fire

India

Released in Canada in 1996, Fire was passed by the Indian CBFC in 1998 uncut and with an “A” certificate and first screened on 13 November that year. Despite critical acclaim, from early December a number of protests were launched at the film’s exhibition.
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