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Google SA, MMA and Partners Launch Web Rangers on Safer Internet Day

To celebrate Safer Internet Day Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) together with Google SA, the Film and Publication Board (FPB) and the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services (DTPS) launch Web Rangers at McAuley House in Parktown, Johannesburg.  This is an initiative where young people will not only drive safer internet behaviours but will also come up with their own ideas and initiatives to encourage more young people to practice safer internet.

Op-Ed: An Open Letter to Sky News

On 7 January 2016 Sky News published a story focusing on rape in South Africa. In the item they interviewed both the mother of a child rape survivor and the child rape survivor as well. William Brid confronts Sky News over their inaccurate, unethical and racist article.

Media Monitoring Africa’s 1st Annual Report

MMA is pleased to launch its first ever Annual Report.

“In this hour I do not believe that darkness will endure.” J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King

Faith we have no faith in you. Your achievements are blighted by this draft bill and your previous scandals, its best that you step down. In fact the President should have dismissed you and not Nhlahla Nene.

Gender Discrimination in Zambian Media Workplaces: Airing Out The Laundry

The problem of gender discrimination cannot be isolated to media environment. Gender based discrimination is a societal and national problem. The issues highlighted in this report though specific to the media work environment they can be said to mirror gender based discrimination which is prevalent in society, historically and otherwise.

Written Submissions By The Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) On The Cybercrimes And Cybersecurity Bill

The possibility exists that new forms of cybercrime will emerge with evolving technology. New cyber laws should therefore be introduced to respond to these rapid changes.

Why we should care about the SABC

MMA director William Bird writes about the inconsistency of the SABC of having to change its Chief Executive Officers within a space of 8 years and each averaging just about over 10 months.

When is gossip news, and news gossip? This is the question.

The Sunday World’s story reporting on one of South Africa’s celebrity about her polygamous marriage is contravening the privacy and the grieving process of the family. MMA director William Bird writes why this is unethical journalism.

How the SABC CEO got suspended while Hlaudi Motsoeneng keeps his job

The suspension of SABC CEO Frans Matlala, director of MMA William Bird notes that it does not warrant sufficient reasons for him to be suspended on the Midday Show on Talk Radio 702

Media Appeals Tribunal: Telling the wrong story

As we celebrate Media Freedom Day and Black Wednesday, it’s important to consider where we might be headed. MMA Director William Bird on the proposed Media Appeals Tribunal

Supplementary submission by MMA on the Review of regulations on South African local content

Supplementary written submission by Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) on the position paper: Review of Regulation on South African Local Content (Radio and Television)

Hlaudi judgement - Summary and full judgement

Brief summary of the judgement in the appeal by the SABC, the Minister of Communications and Hlaudi Motsoeneng against the findings of the Public Protector.

Daily Sun reminded to protect children from harm

Daily Sun places a child at risk by directly and indirectly identifying him. Read the commentary on the article that has been selected for a MAD.

Whose education is it anyway? A necessary reminder from City Press

An article by City Press brings a child’s perspective to the Roodepoort Primary school saga.

Well done, but remember their voices also matter

City Press journalist, Prega Govender puts children’s issues on the agenda but forgets to include their voices.