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Controversial Internet censorship Bill now law

The long-awaited law, which some say infringes on freedom of speech, has been signed by president Cyril Ramaphosa.


SA a fertile online hunting ground for child predators

In 2018/19, 101 cases of child sexual abuse material were referred to SA’s Film and Publication Board through its Web site and client support services.

May 29, 2019

Google runs child online safety awareness workshops

The tech giant partners with local organisations to commemorate National Child Protection Week by raising awareness of online risks.


Cyber bullying takes sinister turn

SA's Film and Publication Board cautions parents after an alleged online suicide and self-harming game, targeting young children, goes viral.

Feb 5, 2019

Facebook, African NPOs partner for Safer Internet Day

The social network teams up with over 20 non-profit organisations and government agencies across Africa as part of Safer Internet Day 2019.


'Internet Censorship Bill' heading to Parliament

The Portfolio Committee on Communications has recommended the Films and Publications Amendment Bill be sent to the National Assembly for debate and final adoption.


Internet 'censorship' Bill may see changes

After receiving public comment, the Film and Publication Board proposes amendments to the controversial Films and Publications Amendment Bill.

Mar 14, 2016

ICASA, FPB collaborate on jurisdiction overlap

The authorities will today sign a memorandum of understanding to help address issues of co-jurisdiction in a collaborative manner.


FPB mulls course of action after racism furore

The Film and Publication Board is closely monitoring racist remarks made via social media in order to take appropriate action.

Dec 8, 2015

FPB comes down hard on revenge porn

The Amendment Bill proposes a fine not exceeding R150?000 or imprisonment of not more than two years or both for revenge porn.


FPB unmoved by R2K on 'censorship' policy

The board is not giving in to the activist group's calls to publish public comment on a draft policy that will allegedly lead to Internet censorship.


Press exempt from FPB Internet censorship

Bloggers and social media commentators still risk censorship by the draft Online Regulation Policy despite a concession to exclude registered press.

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