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Binge-Watching and Your Health

Binge-Watching and Your Health: Is there Cause for Concern?   With season six of the wildly popular “Game of Thrones” TV show in full swing, the act of “binge-watching” is once again in the spotlight. The modern culture trend was a hot topic for many in the weeks leading up to the premiere of the […]

Media and Political Parties to Cease Campaign Output 24 Hours before Election Day

The Broadcasting Commission and the Electoral Commission have again solicited the co-operation of political parties and the electronic and print media in ensuring that citizens are allowed a period of quiet reflection ahead of the opening of polls for the February 25th General Election in Jamaica.   In making this request, the BCJ and the ECJ […]

The Effects of Media Stereotyping and Body Image on Young People

TV shows, music videos, advertisements and other media content portray various stereotypes to the viewing public. Stereotypes are essentially classifications that are promulgated and may influence an opinion about other people based on their culture, race, body type, sexuality, political affiliation and religion, among other things. A stereotype may be created, for example, when only […]

What The TV Rating Codes Mean For You And Your Children

Since the late 1990s, it has become commonplace to see different rating codes displayed just before the start of TV programmes and/or while they are being aired. But do you know what they mean? As a parent, it is important that you understand what these symbols represent, especially as it relates to protecting your family […]

Young Leaders, Future Broadcasters

The great Nelson Mandela once said, “Children are our greatest treasure” and at the Broadcasting Commission we believe that our nation’s youth are the future. In May 2014, the Commission, as part of its ongoing programme of media literacy and digital awareness, launched media clubs in four (4) schools: Balcombe Drive Primary and Junior High, […]

How can the regulator balance concerns about the use of data vs. the desire for economic progress?

  Presentation by Cordel Green Executive Director of the Broadcasting Commission – Jamaica At International Regulators Forum (IRF), Vienna, October 6, 2014 (These views are not necessarily those of the Broadcasting Commission) In looking at the power to be harnessed from big data, the World Economic Forum in a 2012 paper suggested that “by analysing […]

Insights on Copyright licensing and enforcement policy for an increasingly borderless digital environment

  Presentation by Cordel Green Executive Director of the Broadcasting Commission – Jamaica At International Institute of Communications (IIC) Annual Conference, Vienna, October 9, 2014 [THIS IS INTENDED AS A GUIDE TO THE PANEL AND IS NOT A COMPLETE PAPER. IT SHOULD NOT BE QUOTED WITHOUT THE AUTHOR’S PERMISSION],/ Introduction The background to this discussion […]

The Benefits of Watching TV

There is no doubt that television is one of the most powerful communication tools in the world. Its contemporary appeal makes it difficult to ignore. In fact, recent studies suggests that people depend on TV for entertainment, news, education, culture, weather, sports, and even music. But despite the possible benefits that it presents, TV consumption […]

Five facts about making a report to the Broadcasting Commission

Since our establishment in 1986, the Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica has maintained a consistent and comprehensive system of monitoring and regulation of the broadcasts to which we are all exposed. It’s 2014 and we should be at the place where the majority has access to Radio and Television services that are of high audio-visual quality […]

Re: Letter to the Editor, “Ishawna-Foota Hype bedroom drama trauma”, published September 24, 2014

  The Broadcasting Commission takes note of a letter to the Gleaner editor on Wednesday, September 24, 2014, entitled “Ishawna-Foota Hype bedroom drama trauma” in which the writer infers that the Broadcasting Commission is in collusion with CVM TV to air inappropriate content. He was referring to the programme “On Stage” which was aired in […]

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