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 in ISIOLO
A team from the Kenya Film Classification Board led by Sports Culture and the Arts Cabinet Secretary Dr. Hassan Wario accompanied by KFCB CEO Dr. Ezekiel Mutua, Isiolo County Commissioner Mr. George Natembea, KFCB Directors, Management and staff visited Isiolo Boys High School in preparation for the launch of the Sinema Mashinani initiative. The programme seeks to nurture talent and to promote creation of films in vernacular to celebrate Kenya’s cultural diversity.
During the tour, KFCB donated a video camera to Isiolo Boys Press Club and committed to sponsor five students to join the Film School in Kasarani.
Sinema Mashinani in Isiolo
KFCB CEO Dr. Ezekiel Mutua with Isiolo County Commissioner George Natembea and local leaders at the Al-Falah Islamic Centre in Isiolo town. KFCB has just completed the first Sinema Mashinani film shot among the Borana and Gabra and which seeks to promote peace, national cohesion and integration among the communities. The KFCB dream is to changing the Kenyan narrative, restoring our culture and social values has picked up in earnest.
“She Got Game”and “Boomerang”to screen on IMAX.
KFCB CEO Dr. Ezekiel Mutua joined young creatives from Loreto Msongari Convent at an Interview on K24 to discuss about the premiering of two great movies from the school this Saturday at Imax Theatre. This is the first ever premiering of a film by a school on the big screen and KFCB is proud to be part of this initiative. The two films – “She Got Game” and “Boomerang” promote positive social values. KFCB is happy to work with institutions of learning to inspire the youths to use their talent to create wealth and contribute meaningfully to socio-economic development. KFCB thanks K24 and Capital FM for supporting this initiative.
KFCB Meets stakeholders drawn from the ICT sector to Discuss Child Online Protection.
The Kenya Film Classification Board has held a meeting with stakeholders drawn from the ICT sector, with an aim to find ways of protecting children from accessing harmful content online.Led by the Board’s Chief Executive Officer Dr. Ezekiel Mutua, the meeting discussed the challenges that have been occasioned by technology, with regard to exposing children to harmful content while using the Internet.
Participants in the forum, set to conclude on Saturday June 3rd , 2017 include : Maverick Digital, KeNIC, among other stakeholders in the ICT sector in Kenya.The objectives of the conference include: exploring accessibility of online content to children; establishing joint strategies of enhancing child online safety in Kenya; preparing a policy document on Child Online Safety to be escalated to the Ministry of ICT; and identifying the various opportunities of partnerships with KFCB to enhance Child Online Safety.
The collaborations will also seek to create public awareness by empowering parents and the public on the responsible use of online platforms under the Board’s Media Literacy Programme.
• 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