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Mail & Guardian gets a GLAD for shining the light on the child involved and celebrating her success.

Identifying a child victim undermines the law

Daily Sun gets a MAD for contravening the Code of ethics and conduct for South African print and online media.


Media Monitoring Africa says citizens should be concerned after Hlaudi Motsoeneng took another top position.

Entries are now open to the Isu Elihle Awards competition

Media Monitoring Africa, Save the Children International and Media Network on Child Rights and Development open entries for the Isu Elihle (Great Idea) Awards.

I will not step down: SABC Board Chair

South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Board Chairperson Professor Mbulaheni Maguvhe says he will not step down from his position, regardless of an inquiry into the affairs of the SABC.

A step in the right direction, but is it enough?

Yesterday, 5 October 2016, the SABC Board appeared before the Portfolio Committee on Communications in what ended up being an embarrassing display of the inability or reluctance of the SABC board to answer questions, clarify issues and address points of concern before the Members of Parliament.

South Africa: Not Allowing Journalists to Do Their Jobs Undermines Democracy - Media Watchdog

MMA said that while tensions are high at universities, it is critical that journalists are able to do their job freely without intimidation, threat or harassment.

MMA responds to the arrest of a News24 journalist

Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) condemns the arrest of the News24 journalist, Kaveel Singh, for doing his job. It was reported that Singh was arrested whilst covering the protests at the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Westville campus on Friday, 30 September.

90% local content policy could cost SABC in future, says media expert

Broadcasting between 80-90% local content could cost the SABC further financial losses in future, says William Bird, a director at lobby group Media Monitoring Africa.

Tracing Hlaudi’s rise from freelance reporter to COO in just 9 years

Media Monitoring Africa has produced an awesome infographic which traces Motsoeneng’s illustrious career and controversial decisions he’s made this year.

MMA launches Isu Elihle (Great Idea)  Awards

Media Monitoring Africa (MMA), in partnership with Media Network on Child Rights and Development (MNCRD) in Zambia, and Save the Children International (SCI) are investing R100 000 towards innovative children’s reporting.

The Hlaudi condundrum: Rumours of reappointment and bonus

William Bird says ‘‘it’s pretty extraordinary that a week after the Supreme Court of Appeals ruling, we still don’t know on what basis he was being appointed.’’


MMA says the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) board should have foreseen the possibility of Hlaudi Motosoeneng’s permanent appointment as COO being set aside and come up with a suitable way to address such an outcome.

Protect children’s identities in stories about crime

Sowetan flouts its own editorial policy and violates the Criminal Procedure Act by identifying an injured child involved in an investigation.

When not to interview children: A reminder for Daily Sun and Sowetan

Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) gives Daily Sun and Sowetan a MAD for interviewing traumatized children shortly after the incident, disregarding the children’s best interest.