FILMS AND PUBLICATIONS AMENDMENT BILL
The Minister of Home Affairs published the Films and Publications Amendment Bill on 22 September 2003. The Bill has been submitted to Parliament which has referred it to the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs. Indications from the Portfolio Committee is that the Bill will only be dealt with in the new year.
Although the Bill seeks to prohibit child pornography on the Internet, a number of the proposed amendments will have a broader impact and could affect broadcasters. The Bill can be downloaded from http://www.gov.za/gazette/bills/2003/b63-03.pdf.