Media Regulation

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  • Media Regulation
    • Film
      • BBFC (The British Board Film Classification) formed in 1912
      • Case Studies
        • A Clockwork Orange(1971)
        • The Hunger Games(2012)
        • Jamie Bulger Case (1991)
        • The woman in Black (2011)
        • The Dark Knight (2012)
        • 50 Shades of Grey (2015)
      • Theories
        • BBFC work is mainly down to the negative effects theory. This theory believes that audiences are passive and media influences the ways people think and act.
        • For Regulation
          • Douglas Gentile - Offers 'scientific proof' that antisocial, dangerous behaviour increases due to playing video games.
          • Mark Kermode said "We all watch the same film, but we we all see something different." And the public have a responsibility & are giving it up for the regulators
        • Against regulation
          • Davide Gauntlett suggests the concept is backwards and film cannot outweigh upbringing
          • O Davey - Violence cannot be distinguished from film as we cannot distinguish violence from life
          • Martin Barker - Violence is a part of life. Helps us understand the world we live in.
          • Byron review (2008)- No evidence of 'desensitisation' (sensitive language) from playing video games; idea of video games being addictive is prejudice. Based on peoples beliefs and assumptions. No correlation.
    • Press
      • Press Complaints Commission (PCC) regulator until 2014.
        • Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) replaced PCC in 2014
          • (2011) Leveson Inquiry inquiry suggested this replacement
      • Case Studies
        • Millie Dowler Case in 2002
        • Chris Jefferies Case (2010/11)
        • London Riots (2012)
        • JK Rowling invasion of privacy
      • Theories
        • Against Regulation
          • Press have the ability to scrutinise those in power, therefore shouldn't be regulated.
          • An industry that stands alone will no longer be free if people in power decide to not allow them to scrutinise against those in power.
          • Guy Black - Laws being broken, not just because of regulators but other groups e.g. police.
          • Hugh.....- Mainstream media plays a crucial role in democracy - freedom of speech
        • For regulation


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