- Commendable sensitive and child-friendly reporting
MMA congratulates The Star for showing sensitivity to children affected by the death of their sibling.
- Rights of celebrities’ children protected
Sowetan gets a GLAD for adhering to Section 36 of the Maintenance Act when reporting on children of celebrities.
- An applause for Sunday World and Daily Sun
The efforts by Sunday World and Daily Sun to report on children ethically commended
- M&G neglects individual child’s best interests while reporting on children’s issue
Mail & Guardian and an investigative journalism centre receive a MAD for going against the ethics of journalism and ignoring the child’s best interest in their reporting.
- The New Age brings attention to important issues
Media Monitoring Africa applauds efforts by The New Age to highlight factors that have a hindrance on children’s education
- The New Age and TimesLive report positively on children’s achievements
The positive portrayal of children and inclusion of their voices earn The New Age and TimesLive a GLAD
- The Media 24 Case: Centre for Child Law and 4 Others v Media 24 Limited and 13 Others (Part B)
What: Privacy of child victims, witnesses and offenders vs Freedom of expression
Where: Pretoria High Court
When: From 10am on 9 & 10 February 2017
Why: The first part of the case was about protecting the identity of a specific child victim. The second part of the case is to determine the scope of the law concerned for all child victims, child witnesses and child offenders.
- Applicants: Centre for Child Law; Childline, NICRO, Media Monitoring Africa
- Respondents:11 media organisations , SANEF, Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, NDPP
- The Minister does not oppose the Centre’s application
- The Times paints a good picture of a child
The Times’ positive portrayal of a child receives an applause
- MMA’s SABC Inquiry Presentation
See the full presentation presented to the SABC Parliamentary Inquiry in December 2016.
- Media must refrain from promoting stereotypes about children
The Star newspaper receives a MAD for an article that supports stereotypes about children.
- Rights of an abused boy violated
The Times gets a MAD for identifying a child involved in a criminal case.
- Media should reinforce its efforts on ethical reporting
The Star is awarded a GLAD for ethically reporting on a story involving a child.
- Watch the blood flow’ - text sent to SABC 8 journalist
The eight journalists were fired after objecting to censorship at the broadcaste
- Unstable’ SABC has had 12 CEOs since 2008, inquiry hears
Media Monitoring Africa’s (MMA) William Bird told the committee that the institution had been unstable for almost a decade.
- Fake news dangerous and getting harder to stop
Media Monitoring Africa agreed, saying fake websites in South Africa were becoming a serious problem.