Graphic Content

Resources relating to the Graphic Content ethical category include subject matters such as violence, sex, strong language, crime, suicide, nudity, sexual violence, animal cruelty, pain/distress, effects of pornography, and horror


Wallowing in Sex: The New Sexual Culture of 1970s American Television*

Wallowing in Sex is a lively analysis of the key role of commercial television in the new sexual culture of the 1970s. Elana Levine explores sex-themed made-for-TV movies; female sex symbols such as the stars of Charlie’s Angels and Wonder Woman; the innuendo-driven humor of variety shows (The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour, Laugh-In), sitcoms (M*A*S*H, Three’s Company), and game shows (Match Game); and the proliferation of rape plots in daytime soap operas. She also uncovers those sexual topics that were barred from the airwaves.

*Graphic Content Resource Example

Title & Link
Organization Name For Profit, Non Profit, State Integrated, or Academic? Country
Nickelodeon Australia & New Zealand Standards & Practices 2017
Nickelodeon Australia & New Zealand Ethical Statement Australia & New Zealand
Canadian Association of Broadcasters’ Code of Ethics (2002)
Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (CBSC) Ethical Statement Canada
Criteria for the protection of minors from harmful media (German)
Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF) (German) For Profit Germany
Youth media protection guide (German)
Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF) (German) For Profit Germany
BAI Code of Programme Standards
Broadcasating Authority of Ireland (BAI) State Integrated Ireland
The Pay Television Code
Broadcasting Standards Authority of New Zealand State Integrated New Zealand
Guia Ético e Editorial da RTP (RTP's Ethic and Editorial Guide) (Portuguese)
Rádio e Televisão Portuguesa (RTP) (Radio and Television of Portugal)) For Profit; State Integrated; Ethical Statement Portugal
O nosso compromisso (Our commitment) (Portuguese)
Mediacapital (owner of TVI (Televisão Independente), one of the biggest channels in Portugal) For Profit Portugal
Television Ethics: How does it Work
Agathos: an International Review Academic Romania
Código de Conducta (Spanish)
Atresmedia Corporación de Medios de Comunicación, S.A. (Atresmedia) For Profit Spain
Code of Ethics for Press, Radio and Television in Sweden
Tampere University For Profit; Non Profit; State Integrated; Ethical Statement Sweden
Public Television Program Production and Broadcasting Guidelines (公共電視節目製播準則)
Taiwan Public Television Service Foundation / National Communications Commission (Chinese) For Profit Taiwan
Producers' Guidelines: The BBC's values and standards
British Broadcasting Company (BBC) For Profit; State Integrated United Kingdom
Location Filming in London Code of Practice
Film London State Integrated United Kingdom
PBS Editorial Standards & Practices
Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) For Profit; Non Profit; Ethical Statement United States
Classification and Rating Rules
Motion Picture Association Non Profit United States
The State of SIE: Mapping the landscape of social impact entertainment
UCLA Skoll Center for Social Impact Entertainment Non Profit United States
The Impact of Electronic Media Violence: Scientific Theory and Research
Journal of Adolescent Health Non Profit; Academic United States
Ethics in Film
Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs Non Profit United States
What are the ethics of storytelling?
Working Narratives Non Profit United States
On Content Ratio, Broadcasting Time and Broadcasting Period Intended for Children and Warning of Contents Not Suitable for Children in Broadcasting Newspapers, Printed Newspapers, Online Newspapers and Publications (Vietnamese)
Ministry of Information and Communications State Integrated Vietnam
Wallowing in Sex: The New Sexual Culture of 1970s American Television
Duke University Press Academic United States
Short-term and Long-term Effects of Violent Media on Aggression in Children and Adults
Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine Academic United States
The effects of violence on ethical development (The Encyclopedia of Media Violence)
SAGE Publications, Inc Academic United States
Racial/ethnic stereotyping and the media (Media processes and effects)
SAGE Publications, Inc Academic United States
Documentary Submission Guidelines
TVOntario (TVO) For Profit; State Integrated Canada
The Ethics of Programs (French)
Counseil Supérieur De L'Audiovisuel (CSA) (French) State Integrated France