Events - Ministry of Gender Equality and Family and the Korea Communications Standards Commission revise the Rules on Deliberation of Broadcasts to ban suggestive and unnecessarily detailed depictions of sexual violence, sexual harassment, and prostitution
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  • Ministry of Gender Equality and Family and the Korea Communications Standards Commission revise the Rules on Deliberation of Broadcasts to ban suggestive and unnecessarily detailed depictions of sexual violence, sexual harassment, and prostitution
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    The Korea Communications Standards Commission recently revised the Rules on Deliberation of Broadcasts under Article 29 of the Act on the Establishment and Operation of the Broadcasting and Communications Standards Commission. The revision took effect on January 1, 2017 and prohibits unnecessarily detailed or suggestive depictions of sexual harassment, sexual violence, and/or prostitution by introducing Article 30-4 “Broadcasters shall not broadcast content that may justify sexual violence, sexual harassment, prostitution, or domestic violence” and Article 30-5 “Broadcasters shall not depict in excessive or suggestive detail sexual violence, sexual harassment, or prostitution.” This revision was undertaken as a response to the alarming spread of gender-based hate culture through broadcasting and online content. It was also aimed at creating a legal basis for regulating content that projects hateful and/or distorted images of a specific gender.

     

    In addition, the Rules on Deliberation of Gender Equality have been further refined by revising the existing Article 30-3 “Stereotypes of gender roles shall not be promoted” to “Broadcasting shall not promote gender stereotypes by describing one particular gender as being inferior to another and/or by uniformly defining the appearances, characteristics, or roles of a specific gender.” This is a reflection of policy recommendations for the fostering of the value of gender equality in broadcasting.  

     

    Areas subject to this deliberation include terrestrial broadcasting, comprehensive programming channels, news channels, general registration channels, satellite TV, and IPTV. Any entity found to be in violation of the rules is subject to fines of up to 100 million won or legal/administrative measures.

     



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    Public Notice 2016-17 of the Revised Rules concerning Deliberation on Broadcasts in accordance with Article 29 of the Act on the Establishment and Operation of the Broadcasting and Communications Standards Commissions


    The Ministry of Gender Equality and Family and the Korea Communications Standards Commission revises the Rules on Deliberation of Broadcasts to ban suggestive and detailed depictions of sexual violence, sexual harassment, and prostitution, February 4, 2017, The Asia Economy Daily.

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