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Number 23: classification of two numbers of the magazine “Revelations”

Publication date: Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Plenary assembly of September 6th, 2017

The CSA was seized by the diffusion of a number of the magazine Revelations on December 19th, 2016 at 8:24 on Number 23, entitled “Spas, massage: the madness of the wellness”, accompanied by descriptive of category II (“ disadvised with less than 10 years ”). The plaintiff indicates to have noted images in erotic matter there and informed of his dissatisfaction to see of such scenes in full day, with the surplus during school holidays. 

The Council also examined the classification of another number of the magazine Revelations, entitled “the market of the pleasure”, in particular diffused on January 3rd, 2017 at 0:25 with descriptive of category III (“ disadvised with less than 12 years ”). 

Article 2 of the recommendation of June 7th, 2005 concerning the descriptive youth and the classification of the programs provides that classification of category II applies to the programs “ comprising certain scenes likely to run up against the 10 year old minors ”. Category III corresponds to the “programs being able to disturb minors the 12 year old, in particular when the program resorts in a repeated way has physical violence or psychological ”, and category IV with the “ programs in erotic matter or great violence, likely to harm physical, mental or moral blooming of minors the 16 year old ”. 

After examination of the litigious sequences, the Council noted that a sequence of the emission “Spas, massage: the madness of the wellness” diffused between 8:57 and 9:10, presenting an institute proposing of the massages known as “naturist”, comprised images in erotic matter likely to harm physical, mental or moral blooming of the minors of less than 16 years, and raised the particularly insistent character of the report on those. The Council considered that the emission as a whole should have been accompanied with descriptive of category III. 

Concerning the number entitled “the market of the pleasure”, the Council considered, taking into consideration topic of the emission treating of erotism and some practical sexual booked with an informed public, as well as contents of certain sequences, that the emission should have been accompanied with descriptive of category IV. 

The CSA thus asked the persons in charge of the chain to apply the descriptive suitable one in the event of repeat broadcast of these two emissions, by observing the conditions of programming envisaged by the recommendation of the above mentioned June 7th, 2005.