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 Conducts a Public Sensitization Exercise In Kisumu County.
The KFCB Media Literacy team has conducted a public sensitization exercise on safe consumption of media content and responsible use of social media at the Jesus Celebration Centre (JCC) in Kisumu County.
During the event, the Boad’s CEO Dr. Ezekiel Mutua raised concern about rising misuse of social media to spread hate speech, and urged the public to be careful about the content they consume online.
The countrywide Media Literacy Program seeks to empower children, parents and the public in general to understand the dangers of harmful content.
Dr. Mutua also encouraged parents to monitor the content consumed by children, noting that exposure of children to harmful content can impact negatively on their morals and character.
Comedy pair Mchungaji and Mtumishi, Gospel artistes Sammy Ondimu Ngare and Man-Ingwe were among the content safety champions who took part in the exercise.
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