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 Media Literacy Program (MLP) heads to Nakuru County
The Board’s Media Literacy Program (MLP) heads to Nakuru County. The team led by Chief Executive Officer Dr. Ezekiel Mutua accompanied by veteran gospel musicians Ann and Japheth Kassanga, top comedians from Churchill Show led by Njoro, Mchungaji and Mtumishi plus a host of other national leaders.
The team will talk to the youth of the County about the negative effects of media content and also encourage the talented youths in film, music and media in general to join the national program for talent development.
The Board’s talent search program aims to identify and inspire moremail talent, inspire and nurture the youth to know know that they can make money through talent. It will also aim to educate the youths about the many available opportunities in film for jobs and wealth creation.
KFCB Conducts a Safety Campaign at Ngara Girls’ Secondary School
The Board’s Chief Executive Officer Dr. Ezekiel Mutua leads the KFCB Media Literacy Programme team in conducting a content safety awareness campaign at Ngara Girls’ Secondary School in Nairobi.
Speaking during the event Dr. Mutua, who doubled up as the chief guest, urged young people to use social media responsibly. The CEO also called on the public not to use social media to spread hate speech in the election period.
KFCB Conducts a Public Sensitization Meeting at Tala High School
More than 1,500 young people drawn from Tala Boys’ High School and Tala Primary School have benefited from a public sensitization programme carried out under the Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) Media Literacy Programme(MLP).
Led by KFCB CEO Dr. Ezekiel Mutua, the team educated the students on the harmful effects of inappropriate content, urging them to shun films and television programmes that are unsuitable for their age.
The event was attended by Tala Boys’ alumni, among them Dr. Ezekiel Mutua and comedian Chipukeezy. Other guests who participated in the programme included Gospel artists Sammy Ondimu Ngare and Man- Ingwe as well as Creative Generations comedians Mchungaji and Mtumishi
• 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