Public Service Reforms: Organization Performance Agreement Between Government and the Ministry of Sports and Culture (Part IV article 3.1): Review of the Censorship and Control of Public Entertainment Act of 1968

Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

The review seeks to repeal the Censorship and Control of Entertainments Act of 1968 and replace it with a new legislation which will regulate public distribution, reproduction, importation, presentation and exhibition of films and other forms of entertainment. The aim is to reform censorship laws to classification with the view to protect and promote freedom of expression and access to information as guaranteed under Sections 35 to 37 of the Constitution of the Republic of Malawi.

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

Consultations with relevant stakeholders including government Ministries, Departments and Agencies and civil society organizations was completed. The draft bill is ready for presentation to cabinet.

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 


Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Ministry of Justice Law Commission
Public Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
Objetivo(s) de la Convención 2005 de la UNESCO
Cultural Domain(s)