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Office of Film & Literature Classification

Website: http://www.classificationoffice.govt.nz/

Email: info@classificationoffice.govt.nz

The Office of Film & Literature Classification is the Government body responsible for classifying publications that may need to be restricted or banned in New Zealand. The Office operates according to the Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Act 1993 (the Classification Act).

Public Understanding of Censorship (2007)

The New Zealand censorship system's primary objective is to prevent injury to the 'public good'. Therefore it is important to ascertain the degree to which the...

Public Perceptions of Highly Offensive Language

In 2005 the Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Act 1993 was amended to empower the Office of Film and Literature Classification to restrict, but not ban,...

What people think about film classification systems

The purpose of this literature review was to compare New Zealander's views of classification and rating labelling systems with overseas respondents' views from research published in...

NZ Youth and Porn

Most young people in New Zealand have seen pornography. One in four young people first saw porn by the age of 12. Three out of four...