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MASS COM & JOURNALISM STUDENTS FROM MAC VISIT KFCB OFFICES

Mass communication and journalism students from Mombasa Aviation Training Institute visited the Kenya Film Classification Board Headquarters in Nairobi accompanied by two of their trainers on Thursday 12th May 2016.The meeting was held in the Uchumi House board room with KFCB staff members in attendance.Chief Executive Officer Mr. Ezekiel Mutua opened the session by introducing himself as well as the KFCB staff members present. He went on to briefly explain the mandate and functions of the Kenya Film Classification Board. The trainer in charge of Mombasa Aviation Institute visiting group Mr. Oscar Omondi then introduced himself and paved way for his students to individually introduce themselves.KFCB head of broadcast compliance division, Emmah Irungu gave a brief on the Board’s profile, the Board’s regional offices, the Board’s mandate and the Service Delivery Standards. Redemptah Amondi, the head of the film examination and classification department took the participants through the film classification guidelines and procedure. The visit was capped with a very interactive question and answer session where the students didn’t shy away from raising their concerns with regards to the Board’s mandate. The CEO urged them to take advantage brought about by the digital migration and internet penetration in the country. He implored them to take advantage of their creativity and the tools in their disposal such as smart phones and become content producers albeit responsibly. He also asked them to engage the Board for further advice on how they could make it in the film industry which is a vibrant and a very promising economic driver.

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