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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

Entries Open for MMA’s Child-centred Journalism Awards

Media Monitoring Africa and its partners invite journalists across Eastern and Southern Africa to enter the Isu Elihle Awards and stand a chance to win R25 000. Entries close on 30 June 2017. Read more for details.

MMA Declares Winner for 2016 Child-centred Journalism Awards

Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) is proud to announce the winner of the organisation’s inaugural Isu Elihle Awards. Translated from IsiZulu to mean “Great Idea”, the awards seek to encourage fresh reporting, innovative approaches and insightful investigations that seek to give children a voice and elevate the status of the child in Eastern and Southern Africa.

Being made to recount abuse is the same as being abused again

IOL receives a MAD for contravening Editorial Guidelines and Principles for Reporting on Children despite the guidelines having been endorsed by the media’s mother body, Independent Group. The endorsed guidelines promote ethical reporting on children.

An applause for Sunday Times’ reporting on maternal health

MMA gives a GLAD to Sunday Times for an in-depth coverage on maternal health

South African children: their lives told by City Press

City Press applauded for not only providing an in-depth analysis of how children in South Africa spend their time but also accessing a child and making children the central focus of the story

Children’s portrayal, far cry from consideration of their best interests

The children in this story were portrayed as needy and passive and for that reason, MMA gives The New Age a MAD.

Stop the Muthambi Madness NOW!

Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) and SOS: Support Public Broadcasting Coalition condemn in the strongest terms the latest act of interference by Minister Muthambi. Muthambi has issued a letter to the SABC Interim Board members telling them they are “required not to commence with your duties as an Interim Board member until the security clearance process has been concluded by the State Security Department”.