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Regulatory Boards
Television:
· OFCOM
It has a statutory duty to further what it considers
the interests of citizens and consumers by
promoting competition and protecting consumers
from what it considers harmful or offensive
material.
The way they ensure this is through policies and a
set of guidelines which protect the consumers.
They also address complaints…read more

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Regulatory Boards
· Magazines:
PCC
Is an independent body which deals with complaints about
the editorial content of newspapers and magazines in the
UK, and their websites. It administers sixteen clause
Code of Practices which acts as the guidelines to which
editors and journalists must adhere to.
They investigate complaints made from people who believe
that the code of conduct has been broken, either in a
published article or the process which the journalist has
gained the information.…read more

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Regulatory Boards cont.
· Films:
BBFC is a non-governmental organisation, funded by the film industry
and responsible for the national classification of films within the United
Kingdom. All videos and games rated by the BBFC receive a
certificate, along with "consumer advice" detailing references
to sex, violence and coarse language. If a certificate specifies that a
film or video game is only suitable for someone over a certain age,
then only those over that age may buy it.
The BBFC can also advise cuts for a less-restrictive rating. This
generally occurs in borderline cases where distributors have
requested a certificate and the BBFC has rated the work at a more-
restrictive level; however, some cuts are compulsory, such as
scenes that violate the Protection of Children Act or Cinematograph
Films (Animals) Act. The final certificate then depends on the
distributor's decision on whether or not to make the suggested cuts.
Some works are even rejected if the distributor refuses the cut.…read more

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Regulatory Boards: Magazines and
Newspapers
Confidential
Hospitals Privacy
sources Accuracy
Harassment Reporting of
crime
Children PCC Financial
journalism
Discrimination
Intrusion into grief or
Payment to shock
criminals
Victims of sexual
assault…read more

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Regulatory Boards: Films
DETAILING REFERENCES
TO SEX, VIOLENCE OR
BBFC VERBAL ABUSE
THEY HELP TO REGULATE AND PLACE AGE RATINGS ON FILMS AND VIDEO
GAMES.…read more

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