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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.

Three lessons for Mr Hlaudi Motsoeneng…

We at Media Monitoring Africa have been monitoring the media in South Africa for the past 23 years and have learnt that crime is not a specialty in our field. Media monitoring is important in that it reveals trends of media coverage on particular issues. It allows one to provide evidence rather than spread baseless accusations: It is on this basis that we would like to share the following three lessons with you

MMA is Hiring!

Media Monitoring Africa is seeking an experienced individual to take on the position of Finance & Operations Manager to start as soon as possible.

Written representations by MMA on the review of regulations on South African local content

Until the lions get their own story tellers, history will always be told from the perspective of the hunters.

A positive story on a child makes front page

Empowering coverage by Sowetan earns it a GLAD.

Sunday Times shows how children are breaking new grounds

Sunday Times’ article by Matthew Savides provides exemplary reporting on children.

Launch of the Lesotho elections media monitoring results

MMA, in partnership with MISA Lesotho, hosted and event in Maseru to launch the final results of the Lesotho elections media monitoring project.

Africa’s biggest media group, Naspers, has finally apologised for its role during Apartheid

South Africa’s biggest media group, Naspers, did something it should have done 19 years ago: apologise for the key role it played during Apartheid.

Children of famous people also deserve privacy

While stories about fathers who fail to pay maintenance for children are reported with the end of holding the fathers to account and putting pressure on them to pay, such stories can potentially do more harm than good to the children involved.

Good reporting by The Star on trafficked siblings

An article by The Star shines a spotlight on child trafficking and more especially on ethical standards that need to be observed when reporting on this issue.