It seems to be just like the Film Classification Committee (FCC) and the Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association (GIBA) are on a collision course over express content material on tv.
Earlier this yr, the FCC determined to implement the provisions within the Development and Classification of Film Act 935 to control content material proven on TV.
According to the Chairman of the Committee, Socrate Safo, though there was an settlement with GIBA to make sure that the TV stations did in-house regulation of their content material, that had not been the case.
Speaking with Graphic Showbiz Socrate Safo mentioned: “We agreed with GIBA that there should be a period when the TV stations will do an in-house regulation of the system; we thought it wise to do it with the media houses. GIBA is not monitoring its members as we agreed on. There is a lot of content out there that is not supposed to be on air.
“An example is Black Sheriff’s First and Second Sermons being shown on TV. Per the guidelines, we don’t see why they are showing it at peak time. We have called the attention of the TV stations even though we are being a bit flexible for starters.
We’ve served them notices. In a few weeks, we will go hard on them because we are running out of patience. The TV stations are not being responsible at all.”
“This time, we have given them the option to be mindful. Now the videos will come through us before going to the TV stations. Per the classification, there is a time schedule for them to be shown,” he acknowledged.
In June this yr, when Graphic Showbiz spoke to Socrate Safo concerning the work his outfit was doing, he indicated it was going nicely and the tv stations had been cooperating.
Now the story has modified and Socrate Safo has indicated that GIBA is just not taking part in its function successfully and his outfit is operating out of endurance.
“GIBA is not playing its role. For starters, TV stations have to be mindful of their in-house productions and be a bit more responsible. We are expecting nothing less from them,” he mentioned.
Reacting to the claims, the Executive Secretary of GIBA, Gloria Hiadzi, mentioned not each tv station in Ghana was a member of GIBA so their outfit couldn’t inform them what to do and what to not do on their platforms.
The Film Classification Committee is a physique fashioned by the National Film Authority and mandated by the Development and Classification of Film Act 935 to preview and classify any audio-visual content material supposed for public exhibition in Ghana.
The classes of audio-visual content material set inside the scope of supplies to be labeled by the Film Classification Committee are function movies, brief movies, TV collection and chosen TV programmes, documentaries, commercials and music movies.
Source: Graphic Showbiz
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