On 4 March 2015 the Film and Publications Board (FPB) released a poorly drafted, unconstitutional and ultra vires Draft Online Content Regulations Policy. SOS Coalition believes that it is too far-reaching in scope and problematic because of the wide-ranging prior classification approach adopted. SOS Coalition is calling for this “policy” to be withdrawn in its entirety. Further SOS Coalition is calling for a meaningful public dialogue to agree on a rights-driven, evidence-based proportionate regulatory approach to online content, informed by the recommendations of the ICT Policy Review Panel. The full “policy” can be found here.
In response, the SOS Coalition, in partnership with Association for Progressive Communications (APC), Freedom of Expression Institute (FXI) and Right2Know Campaign (R2K) hosted a sector roundtable on 21 May 2015.
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