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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.