The Portrayal of Violence in the Electronic Media

The Portrayal of Violence in the Electronic Media

February 1997

© Commonwealth of Australia 1997

ISBN 0 642 251 22 3

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Table of Contents - (PDF format)
Terms of Reference
Committee Membership

Introduction - (PDF format)
Community Concern
What can Governments Do?
Classification and Consumer Advice
Film Production
Television Broadcasters
Video Distribution
All categories

Research Findings
Portraying the Consequences
a Responsible Approach

Focus on Television
Effectiveness of the Codes of Practice

Protecting the Children and Adolescents - (PDF format)
Classification Issues
Classification of videos
Classification by Television Stations
Violence on Videos
News and Current Affairs Programs

Other Matters
Music Lyrics
Computer Games and Internet Access

What Role for Education?
Educating specific groups


Apendixes - (PDF format)
Appendix 1 - Extract from the Guidelines for the Classification of Film and Videotape
Appendix 2 - Extract from the Recommendations of the National Committee on Violence
Appendix 4 - List of Seminar Participants
Appendix 4 - Implementation of Decisions as at 7 February 1997