Censors welcome porn decision

2013-04-24 17:00
 
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Johannesburg - The Film and Publication Board (FBP) on Wednesday welcomed Icasa's decision to grant TopTV rights to broadcast pornography.

"As the FPB we are encouraged to see that the Independent Communications Authority of SA [Icasa] considered our representations and placed on TopTV stringent conditions," CEO Yoliswa Makhasi said.

"These representations were premised on the protection of children from exposure to potentially harmful content and in this case explicit content," said Makhasi.

On Wednesday Icasa granted the pay channel rights to broadcast pornography.

"Icasa, hereby, gives notice that it has authorised On Digital Media [operating as TopTV] to broadcast the three adult content channels Playboy TV, Desire TV, and Private Spice within the watershed period," it said in a statement.

The authorisation of the application followed an extensive public consultation process, which Icasa undertook prior to granting the application by On Digital Media.

The Christian Democratic Party (CDP) described Icasa's decision as appalling.

“While a permissive lifestyle appears to be acceptable to Icasa, they have in the past shut down numerous Christian radio stations," party leader Reverend Theunis Botha said.

“When it comes to pornography, however, or other damaging permissive values, freedom of everything suddenly applies, except the freedom of those who do not want to see the country exposed to such filth and the consequences thereof.”

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