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Discussing sex work: when children’s identities still need protection

City Press gets a MAD for not prioritising children’s best interests when reporting on sex work.

MMA commends City Press’s reporting on the challenges of providing ICT resources to children!

City Press‘s in-depth reporting on the issues facing smart schools get’s applauded

Children’s views always matter!

These stories missed an opportunity for great articles by excluding children’s views.

Child author shines in the pages of The New Age

The New Age receives a GLAD for positive portrayal and for celebrating the achievements of the child involved in the story

ANN7 highlights the accomplishments of young female rugby champions

ANN7 awarded a GLAD for adhering to Media Monitoring Africa’s Editorial Guidelines and Principles for Reporting on Children in the Media.

Tragic passing of Suna Venter, courageous whistle blower

Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) is deeply shocked and saddened by the tragic passing of Suna Venter. Suna was one of the first SABC employees to blow the whistle about editorial interference at the SABC. 

1 Day Left to Enter for Child-Centred Journalism Awards

Media Monitoring Africa will close applications for its Isu Elihle “Great Idea” Awards tomorrow at midnight. Journalists across Eastern and Southern Africa still have a chance to win cash prizes and are encouraged to enter for the competition before the deadline.

3 Days Left to Enter for Child-Centred Journalism Awards

Media Monitoring Africa will close applications for its Isu Elihle “Great Idea” Awards at midnight on Friday 30 June 2017. Journalists across Eastern and Southern Africa still have a chance to win cash prizes and are encouraged to enter for the competition before the deadline.

Identifying children who are potential witnesses at criminal proceedings is in itself a crime!

Media Monitoring Africa gives these two media a MAD for identifying child witnesses to crimes.

Sowetan fails to protect a traumatised child

Sowetan gets a MAD for interviewing a traumatised child

Dynamic perspective of children’s agency and power

Sunday Times’ positive portrayal of children and the inclusion of their voices earns the publication a GLAD.

10 Days Left to Enter for Child-Centred Journalism Awards

Media Monitoring Africa encourages journalists across Eastern and Southern Africa to submit their story ideas for the organaisation’s Isu Elihle “Great Idea” Awards before the deadline at midnight on 30 June 2017.

City Press gives a child sports hero a chance to tell his story

City Press‘s impressive reporting on a child chess player earns the publication a GLAD

News stories from social media require more vigilance to protect children

A number of media houses receive a MAD for failing to adhere to ethics when reporting a story taken from social media where children were victims of abuse

When not to identify a teen

Sowetan‘s and The Times’ unethical reporting on a child who was a victim of and a witness to a crime lands them a MAD