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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.

SABC to appear before Icasa over editorial policies

Media Monitoring Africa and SOS Coalition lodged a complaint with the CCC over the SABC’s revised editorial policy

Media Monitoring Africa Reveals SABC Failed to adhere to the ICASA order and the Public Protest Ban

Media Monitoring Africa Reveals SABC Failed to adhere to the ICASA order and the Public Protest Ban was still in place up to as recently as October. MMA applauds ICASA’s decision to lay criminal charges against the SABC for failing to comply with its order on broadcast of footage of violent protests. Day one of the inquiry and already SABC has elected to walks out of the parliamentary inquiry to divert attention from a deluge of damning evidence.

Icasa Lays Criminal Charges Against SABC Over Protest Policy

Icasa has laid criminal charges against the SABC

Penn State doctoral student brings international perspective to her efforts

Giuliana Sorce wants to see the world, but the motivation for her latest journey — a doctoral dissertation — began at home.


Media Monitoring Africa says it is looking at ways to tackle false news websites, which is on the increase.

You have been duped by fake news websites

In South Africa so much of our news is so bizarre that it could actually be fake, so the stories on those websites are not that bizarre.

Hate crimes bill ‘makes sense’ but tweaks and contributions are needed

In terms of the bill in its current form, the definition of hate speech will make it impossible to make jokes of any occupations or trades.

Primedia top exec quits in Times Media row

Media Monitoring Africa director William Bird said on Monday that the timing of the resignation was interesting.

Media Monitoring Africa supports the SABC 8 and condemns further threats to our democracy!

The news that the SABC 8 have been receiving death threats pose a clear and present danger to our democracy. We call on the SAPS and all other law enforcement agencies to treat these actions as a priority crime. 

Showing the better face of African journalism

Ntate Joe is an amazing man because he exemplifies what it is to so clearly link passion, with his career, justice and democracy.

Isu Elihle Awards launched and finalists announced

On Monday, 8 November 2016, Media Monitoring Africa launched the inaugural Isu Elihle Awards at Google South Africa in Byranston, Johannesburg.