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.
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.
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Ministry of Justice Law Commission