Auditioning People To Shoot Porn Is Illegal – Film Authority Warns

The Ministry of Tourism, Arts, and Culture under the National Film Authority (NFA) has warned that shooting pornographic movies in Ghana is illegal.

This information comes on the back of pornographic auditions being advertised on social media to lure innocent Ghanaians into the porn industry.

In a statement by Executive Secretary of National Film Authority, Ms. Juliet Yaa Asantewaa Asante, yesterday disclosed that “the production and distribution of pornographic films go against Section 20 and 28 of the Development and Classification of Film Act 935; and Sections 280 and 281 of the Criminal Offences Act 29”.

The Authority is also cautioning the general public against engaging persons to undertake the shooting of pornographic material in Ghana as they are liable to be prosecuted by law, adding that “any persons found to be engaging in such criminal acts will be dealt with by the full force of the law”.

Three years ago, the National Media Commission took the bold step of banning television from broadcasting pornographic movies on their stations.

The decision came after some Ghanaians petitioned the commission to prevent television from airing pornographic movies, asserting that the movies shown on three local TV stations offended the constitutional responsibility of the media.

Nevertheless, the National Media Commission found that the broadcasts failed to meet media decency standards.

But a member of the National Media Commission, Richard Quarshigah had noted; “They still can go ahead and broadcast, and the media commission cannot close down these stations or take very drastic actions against them,”

Two out of the three television stations then halted the broadcasting of pornographic movies on its channels with the third station threatening to take the commission to court.

 

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