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Sanef press statement on the revised Films and Publications Amendment Bill

Sanef strongly opposes the revised version of the Films and Publications Amendment Bill which has been presented for parliamentary processing by the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs. The original protests of the media industry that the Bill provided for pre-publication censorship have been met only fractionally and the document that has now been presented to parliament is deeply flawed, unconstitutional and likely to lead to a Constitutional Court battle between the media industry and the government. Criminalisation of expression remains.