The Kenya Information and Communications Act (KICA) further empowers the Board to; impose age restrictions to ensure that content which depicts or contains scenes that are rated as adult or are of the language intended for adult audiences are not aired during the watershed period (between 5am –10 pm) and to enforce the programming Code for the free-to-air radio and TV services by ensuring that all programme and non-programme matter, namely commercials, infomercials, documentaries, programme promotions, programme listings, community service announcements and station identifications are classified before they air
KFCB SHARES PERSPECTIVES ON CONTENT REGULATION
SA Communications Forum team led by the CEO Loren Braithwaite-Kabosha and officials of the Film and Publications Board of South Africa receive the KFCB delegation in South Africa . At the meeting the KFCB team had a great opportunity of getting the views of civil society actors in the ICT sectors besides sharing perspectives on online content distribution and regulation.
Kenya Film Classification Board donates 100 chairs to City Primary School,
Kenya Film Classification Board earlier today donated 100 chairs to City Primary School, which cares for children with special needs.Receiving the seats this morning, the school’s Board of Management and staff appreciated the Board’s assistance and pledged to continue working to help the children to learn. They also committed to continue working with KFCB to empower children with information on the potential harmful effects of content. Chief Executive Officer Mr. Ezekiel Mutua reiterated the Board’s commitment to work with learning institutions to create awareness on the dangers of unregulated film and broadcast content.
“You are What You Consume”- KFCB Media Literacy Program at Alliance High School
The Joint Institutional Service at Alliance High School attended by over 10,000 students was the highlight of our public sensitization campaign on the effects of media on moral values. This was part of the KFCB Media Literacy Program dubbed “You are What You Consume,” which is meant to empower the youth with information on how to make responsible use of the media, including the internet. It was gratifying to have Daddy Owen, Size 8, Mchungaji&Mtumishi, DJ Soxxy, Sammy Ondimu Ngare, Esther and Martin and a galaxy of other great artistes and speakers who graced the event and inspired the youth.
Joint Institutional Service (JIS) In partnership With KFCB
The Kenya Film Classification Board was proud to participate in the Joint Institutional Service (JIS) at Alliance High School, which brought together more than 10000 young people from close to 20 learning institutions.
The event was organised through a partnership between KFCB and JIS under the Board’s Media Literacy Programme that aims to empower young people to safely consume film and broadcast content.
We are grateful to everyone who contributed to make the event a glowing success, particularly Alliance High School Principal Mr. Kariuki , and the JIS coordinating committee.
We also extend our appreciation to all the artists who performed during the program, enlightening the youth on the importance of hard work, and upholding moral values in the their quest for academic and career success.
KFCB signs MOU with the Digital Broadcasters Association
The Board signs a content classification Memorandum of Understanding with members of the Digital Broadcasters Association (DBA).
The MoU, which binds close to 15 broadcasters under the DBA umbrella,intendeds to enhance compliance with the Programming Code for Radio and Television Services in Kenya.
The MoU is motivated by the parties’ desire to establish a sustainable framework of cooperation to ensure that all films and Television programs aired by members of the Digital Broadcast Association are submitted to KFCB for examination and classification.
Visit by State House Digital Media team
KFCB was honored to host the State House Digital Media team who visited our Offices at Uchumi House to learn about our work. The team toured our Broadcast Monitoring facility and was briefed on the progress on enforcement of the Programming Code and our Child Online Protection program as well as other film development projects. The Team included Dennis Itumbi, James Kinyua, Big Ted and David Nzioka
Annual Youth Conference at TumuTumu High School in Nyeri County.
The Kenya Film Classification Board is pleased participate in the Annual Youth Conference being held at TumuTumu High School in Nyeri County.
The event is being attended by Ms. Angel Waruinge (popularly known as Ms. Morgan in TV drama Tahidi High ). Ms. Waruinge has urged the youth embrace education as that will help them in exploiting their creative talents.
On his part, Chief Executive Officer Mr Ezekiel Mutua has indicated that KFCB ‘s aim in regulating content is to promote moral values and culture in Kenya.
• Examination and classification of films and posters to be done immediately as requested by cinema theatres
• Sensitization of the stakeholders and the public
• Examination and classifying films
• Carry out research on best practice in content regulation