Icasa, censor agree to co-operate

The communications regulator and the Film & Publication Board plan to sign an agreement in terms of which the two organisations will work together on “issues of co-jurisdiction”.

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Communications regulator Icasa and South Africa’s censor, the Film & Publication Board (FPB), have said they plan to sign a memorandum of understanding in terms of which the two organisations will work together on “issues of co-jurisdiction”.

The agreement is aimed at establishing a formal relationship between the FPB and Icasa to deal with the “uniform classification and labelling of content by the industry including the wireless application service providers, electronic communications service providers and broadcasters, and creation of awareness on compliance with applicable laws”.

Icasa said in a statement that the agreement will “promote information sharing and research between the two entities on matters of mutual interest in the realm of content regulation” as well as “promote awareness of the role of Icasa and the FPB in the protection of children against undesirable content”.

The parties are set to sign the agreement on 14 March at Icasa’s offices in Sandton, Johannesburg.  – © 2016 NewsCentral Media

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