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The South African National Editors Forum (Sanef) has welcomed amendments to the Film and Publications Amendment Bill which will reduce pre-publication and pre-broadcast censorship of newspapers and broadcasters.
Sanef chairman Jovial Rantao said yesterday: "Sanef and its media partners will study the bill in its final form and make further representation to Parliament."
But the Freedom of Expression Institute voiced concerns last week that some aspects of the bill still affected freedom of expression. Among these was the provision making it a criminal offence for publishers not to submit potentially controversial material before distribution.
Though newspapers are exempted from this provision, the bill also requires the submission of material covering sexual conduct, propaganda for war, incitement to violence or hate speech. - Sapa