ICASA signs deal with the Film and Publication Board

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The chief executive of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA), Pakamile Pongwana, and his counterpart at the Film and Publication Board (FPB), Themba Wakashe have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will see the two entities working together to address issues of co-jurisdiction in a seamless and collaborative manner.

“The signing of this MOU is aimed at establishing a formal relationship between the FPB and Icasa to deal with amongst others; 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 press release.

The statement continued that the agreement will enable the two organizations to share information on relevant topics, such as fighting for the protection of children online.

 “The MOU will further promote information sharing and research between the two entities on matters of mutual interest in the realm of content regulation; and also promote awareness of the role of ICASA and FPB in the protection of children against undesirable content.” It said.
Source: TelcoTVNews 15 March 2016