The Portfolio Committee on Communications begins deliberations on the Films and Publications (FPB) Amendment Bill, the Internet Censorship Bill.

This Bill, tabled in Parliament in November last year is, quite simply, bad news.

In its current form, it gives government wide-sweeping powers to censor content on the Internet; is unworkable, unaffordable, vague and contains several unconstitutional provisions.

Phumzile Van Damme, ‘The Internet Censorship Bill must be blocked,’ Politics Web, 19 September 2016