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Cicrumcision website ruling upheld

2014-02-19 07:21

A Film and Publication Board ruling that a website has the right to publish graphic images of botched traditional circumcisions was upheld by the Appeal Tribunal.

SA film board sued over banned film

2013-09-19 11:33

The Film and Publications Board of South Africa has been slapped with a R28m claim by the makers of the film Of Good Report.

Perpetrators were once protectors - FPB

2013-08-21 20:14

People who ought to be protectors were allegedly perpetrating crimes against children, the Film and Publications Board says.

Drama at Durbs film fest over 'porn' movie

2013-07-19 09:10

Viewers at the Durban International Film Festival were left shocked when a movie set to open the event was stopped from being screened.

Spear move sets 'crucial precedent'

2012-10-11 22:28

A decision by the Film and Publications Board's Appeal Tribunal to overturn the classification of The Spear painting sets a crucial precedent for the future of visual art, the Goodman Gallery says.

Film board declassifies The Spear

2012-10-10 18:56

The Film and Publication Board has declassified the controversial painting The Spear, which depicts President Jacob Zuma with his genitals exposed.

Gallery vs FPB over The Spear rating

2012-09-14 10:42

The Goodman Gallery is expected to proceed with an appeal against the Film and Publications Board's (FPB) classification of the The Spear, it has been reported.

Film board receives Spear appeal

2012-07-11 19:30

An appeal by the Goodman Gallery against the classification of The Spear painting has been received, the Film and Publications Board says.

New child sex video goes viral

2012-06-14 11:29

The Film and Publications Board says it is investigating the content of a new viral cellphone video that shows two young children performing sexual acts on each other.

Cabinet condemns Zuma painting

2012-06-01 11:05
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Cabinet has formally condemned The Spear, the Brett Murray painting of President Jacob Zuma with exposed genitals, as an insult to his dignity, office and culture.

The Spear's big day at the FPB

2012-06-01 07:29

The Film and Publication Board are set to decide whether to classify Brett Murray’s contentious painting The Spear, which depicts President Jacob Zuma with genitals exposed.

Board overstepping legal mandate - lawyer

2012-05-29 12:22

The Film and Publication Board has no legal jurisdiction to classify content published or broadcast by media outlets, says the lawyer representing City Press.

FPB's hearing into Zuma's Spear continues

2012-05-29 09:06

A meeting of the Film and Publication Board to decide on the status of a controversial painting of President Jacob Zuma is expected to continue.

FPB assesses Zuma painting

2012-05-21 14:17
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The Film and Publication Board will decide whether the painting depicting President Jacob Zuma with his genitals exposed should be classified.

Cops track MXit porn ring

2011-08-21 15:30

The probe into the former ­policeman and father of two who is accused of possessing and distributing child pornography on MXit is widening as ­investigators track possible collaborators.

Vodacom blocks porn, cyber bully site

2010-11-23 20:29

The decision by internet access provider Vodacom to block access to a controversial website containing porn and cyber bullying has been welcomed by the FPB.

FPB warns Sexpo distributors

2010-09-30 09:19

The Film and Publications Board has warned distributors at this year's Sexpo exhibition in Johannesburg to adhere to laws of the pornography industry.

 

FPB clears botched circumcision website

2014-02-02 16:31

The Film and Publication Board has ruled that a website has the right to publish graphic images of botched traditional circumcisions, City Press reports.

Principal sacked over child porn

2013-08-21 23:33
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A principal of a high profile private school in Mpumalanga has been fired, after being arrested in connection with an international child pornography syndicate.

Director to sue Film and Publication Board

2013-07-29 09:05

XT Qubeka, director of controversial film Of Good Report, wants to sue the Film and Publication Board (FPB) for defamation after labelling his film as child pornography.

TopTV must register to air porn

2013-05-02 17:41

TopTV will now have to register as a porn purveyor broadcasting sexually explicit content, South Africa's Film and Publication Board has said.

Spear: Findings against FPB damning

2012-10-10 22:28

A tribunal's findings show that the Film and Publication overstepped it's authority in rulings it made relating to the controversial painting The Spear.

The Spear 16N rating appeal continues

2012-09-17 17:12

Opening arguments between the Goodman Gallery and the Film and Publications Board on the classification of "The Spear" painting have been heard, the gallery said.

Film board stands by Spear rating

2012-07-27 16:00

The Film and Publications Board is standing by its decision to classify the painting The Spear with a rating of 16N, spokesperson Prince Mlimandlela Ndamase says.

Goodman Gallery appeals Spear ruling

2012-07-10 17:57

The Goodman Gallery is appealing the classification of The Spear painting as unsuitable for under-16s, spokesperson Lara Koseff says.

Gallery worried about Spear rating

2012-06-01 22:41
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The Goodman Gallery will consult its lawyers on the classification of Brett Murray's painting The Spear says spokesperson Lara Koseff.

FPB gives Zuma painting a 16N rating

2012-06-01 09:37
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The Film and Publication Board has given The Spear painting a "16N" rating, meaning that children under the age of 16 should not have access to the artwork.

Spear spat not over, says FPB

2012-05-29 15:49

The Film and Publication Board has conceded it does not have the legal jurisdiction to classify images of The Spear published by media outlets, but will forward complaints to the Press Ombudsman.

The Spear not classified yet: FPB

2012-05-29 11:20

The Film and Publication Board has not made a classification on the controversial painting of President Jacob Zuma, says an official.

Porn or not: Film board to hear Spear defence

2012-05-22 17:45

City Press and the Goodman Gallery will make submissions to the Film and Publication Board why Brett Murray’s painting The Spear should not be classified as pornography.

Possessing gang rape video a crime

2012-04-18 12:01

Possessing or distributing a video of the gang rape of a 17-year-old missing girl is a criminal offence, the Film and Publication Board says.

Film Board wants ex-cop in custody

2011-08-15 18:54

A former policeman arrested on charges relating to child pornography should not be granted bail, the Film and Publication Board says.

FPB warns Sexpo distributors

2010-09-30 09:19

The Film and Publications Board has warned distributors at this year's Sexpo exhibition in Johannesburg to adhere to laws of the pornography industry.

Ban porn on SA cells, internet - dept

2010-05-28 22:53

A draft internet and cellphone pornography bill proposes that pornography be filtered out at the tier one service providers to avoid it entering the country.

 
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