We don't want to control the internet - Muthambi
Parliament – The Department of Communications is not seeking to control the internet, Minister Faith Muthambi said on Monday.
This as her department and the Film Publications Board prepared to present the Films and Publications Amendment Bill to Parliament on Tuesday.
The bill has been widely criticised for seeking to curb internet freedoms and will be in the spotlight at the Parliament’s communication committee meeting.
The bill, which was introduced to Parliament in November, seeks to amend the Films and Publications At by closing the gaps in relation to online content regulation.
This was due to the emergence and avalanche of explicitly sexual and violent content brought in by the new media push and cyberspace that had no physical borders, Muthambi said in a statement on Monday.