With many technological advancements in the modern age, the Office of Censorship is taking a huge step to regulate and counter content that may seem to be harmful and distasteful for public consumption.
In recent times, it can be seen from the onset that with modern advances, many youths around the country have been caught up in what seems to be a grey area where culture and globalization collide.
Chief Censor Jim Abani has said this can be demonstrated by a huge change in the sociocultural climate seen in many places around the country.
“It clearly demonstrates in the area or pattern that can be seen in the society in terms of spending a lot of time on modern technology in terms of usage of mobile phones and other modern advances as can be seen in today’s time and age.”
He said this trend is not only widespread in the urban centers, but also out in the rural areas as well, to which he attributes to a large shift in the way young people use such technology and the adaptation of western influences which is slowly being incorporated into our societies today.
Abani said this is a raging concern.
As a government agency, the Office of Censorship is calling on the people to be more responsible on what to consume and what not to consume online and to take responsibility of their actions.