Film Classification Board, Cofek and CA-K partner to regulate content

The Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) is partnering with Google to protect minors and the vulnerable groups from online content deemed offensive.

KFCB Chief Executive Officer Ezekiel Mutua says the Board seeks to be granted flagging rights, for it to be able to flagg down any unwanted content that might have effects to Kenyans who depend on the internet as the main source for information.

Speaking during a breakfast meeting organized by Cofek, KFCB and the Communications Authority of Kenya (CAK), Mutua further noted that the Programming Code takes effect from Friday this week, and called on the media owners and all media institutions to abide by the code, for self regulatory.

He said all broadcasters should promote forty percent of local content, adding that content stakeholders will crack a whip on all media stations, particularly television stations, that will fail to adhere to the programming code beginning 1st of July.

On his part Eng Leiyo Borweit who represented CAK Director Francis Wangusi at the event, noted that media owners were given six months to comply with the programming code, and called on support for increased local content through self regulatory.

He was speaking at a Nairobi Hotel, during a programming code event, organized by Cofek, Communications Authority and the Kenya Film Classification Board, on Monday morning.

Also present were Media Owners Association CEO Lynette Mwangi, Haron Mwangi CEO Media Council of Kenya and Cofek SG Stephen Mutoro.

Photo Caption: Haron Mwangi CEO Media Council of Kenya, KFCB CEO Ezekiel Mutua and Cofek SG Stephen Mutoro at the event (dickensluvanda/vashmedia)

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