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Views on film censorship by films practitioners in Malaysia and Bangladesh: some preliminary findings

Islam, Md Zahidul and Shuaib, Farid Sufian (2016) Views on film censorship by films practitioners in Malaysia and Bangladesh: some preliminary findings. In: 7th International Borneo Business Conference (IBBC 2016), 7th-8th Sept. 2016, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Malaysia and Bangladesh employ a system of film censorship govern by a Film Censorship Board established under legislations. Malaysia provides three ratings namely U, PG-13, 18 and Bangladesh provides two types of film rating namely U and A. Apart from providing rating designed to categorise film with regard to suitability for audiences in term of issues such as sex, violence, substance abuse, profanity or other types of mature content, the Boards also provides guidelines on the do’s and don’ts in film content.. These guidelines could be regarded as restrictions and a form of censorship. The purpose of this paper is to share views of parties involved in film productions such as producers and directors regarding film censorship and the film censors themselves in each country. The research found that there are some contradicting views regarding film censorship between the censors and the film industry players.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Slide Presentation)
Additional Information: 1854/54390
Uncontrolled Keywords: Film, Film Censorship, Censorship
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
K Law > KPG Malaysia
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Civil Law
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Farid Sufian Shuaib
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2017 15:49
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2017 15:49
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/54390

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