New South African online regulations encroach on and frustrate the right to freedom of expression enshrined in the constitution, among many other problems they introduce. By Janet MacKenzie and Reinhardt Biermann.
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Netflix has signed a distribution agreement with the Film and Publication Board, meaning the multinational streaming company must now obey local classification rules in the distribution of its content.
In this episode of the podcast, TechCentral interviews Dominic Cull on the contentious Films and Publications Amendment Bill, which he warns contains serious flaws that could cause big headaches for online content creators and Internet service providers.
The Films and Publications Amendment Bill raises serious freedom-of-speech concerns and should be rewritten, the Internet Service Providers’ Association said on Thursday. Describing the bill as a “classic example of good
If the Films and Publications Amendment Bill is passed in its current form, South Africans may no longer upload videos to online channels such as YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram unless they register as a distributor and pay
South Africa’s Film and Publication Board is getting ready to do battle with Netflix, reportedly giving the US streaming media service two weeks to comply with local regulations or face sanctions. Kenyan website Standard Digital
A local association representing Internet service providers wants submissions on a controversial draft online content policy to be made public. “South Africa’s Internet Service Providers’ Association has called on the Film and Publication Board to make public
The auditor-general’s office has identified millions of rand in wasteful and irregular expenditure from government institutions such as public broadcaster the SABC. In a presentation to the
Online content in South Africa could be regulated by the Press Council rather than the Film and Publication Board, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The FPB earlier
The Film and Publication Board’s newly published draft online regulatory policy reflects a growing trend in government that at best betokens nanny statism and at worst a move towards more autocratic rule. The FPB, which was transferred to the department of communications