Chief Censor’s Statement

Chief Censor Image StatementIt is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the Censorship Office the organization that determines and classify films, video tapes and printed matter exhibited, sold or hire throughout Papua New Guinea. Since the establishment of the office in 1989, there has been a lot of development in the entertainment industry. Technology has changed rapidly during those twenty three (23) years, which has made changes to the way we conduct our business.

Policy and Legislative changes must be made to accommodate these changes and traditional practices should change in line with the technological trend.

However, the importance of the role the Censorship plays in protecting the moral fabric of society from erosion through the influence of television and other mediums of communication is continuously being upheld by the Censorship Board. Protecting of our noble traditions and national identify is the mandate and has continues to do this in order to peruse development in the right direction.

As you browse through, we hope that you will gain a clearer perspective of our operations and we look forward to your comments to assist us to develop better policies that will be conducive for everyone both in the public and private sector to operate within.