- Competition Tribunal judgement of the Multichoice-SABC merger case
On behalf of MMA, SOS and Caxton
- Introducing Web Rangers South Africa
To celebrate Safer Internet Day Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) together with Google SA, the Film and Publication Board (FPB) and the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services (DTPS) launched Web Rangers at McAuley House in Parktown, Johannesburg. This is an initiative where young people will not only drive safer internet behaviours but will also come up with their own ideas to encourage more young people to stay safe online.
- Network, 07 February 2016
Media Monitoring Africa, Wellington Radu, is featured on the Network programme speaking about information released online which is seen as a threat to African governments.
- Malema the Trump of local politics, says New Age editor
Media Monitoring Africa director, William Bird, weighs in on the comments made by EFF leader, Julius Malema, that New Age and ANN7 journalists were no longer welcome at EFF functions as the party could no longer ensure employees’ safety.
- Media coverage in Burundi: Wellington Radu
Media Monitoring Africa Head of Programmes, Wellington Radu, speaks on media coverage of Burundi and how Africa is perceived in general.
- Op-Ed: An Open Letter to Sky News
On 7 January 2016 Sky News published a story focusing on rape in South Africa. In the item they interviewed both the mother of a child rape survivor and the child rape survivor as well. William Brid confronts Sky News over their inaccurate, unethical and racist article.
- Media Monitoring Africa’s 1st Annual Report
MMA is pleased to launch its first ever Annual Report.
- “In this hour I do not believe that darkness will endure.” J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King
Faith we have no faith in you. Your achievements are blighted by this draft bill and your previous scandals, its best that you step down. In fact the President should have dismissed you and not Nhlahla Nene.
- Gender Discrimination in Zambian Media Workplaces: Airing Out The Laundry
The problem of gender discrimination cannot be isolated to media environment. Gender based discrimination is a societal and national problem. The issues highlighted in this report though specific to the media work environment they can be said to mirror gender based discrimination which is prevalent in society, historically and otherwise.
- Written Submissions By The Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) On The Cybercrimes And Cybersecurity Bill
The possibility exists that new forms of cybercrime will emerge with evolving technology. New cyber laws should therefore be introduced to respond to these rapid changes.
- Why we should care about the SABC
MMA director William Bird writes about the inconsistency of the SABC of having to change its Chief Executive Officers within a space of 8 years and each averaging just about over 10 months.
- When is gossip news, and news gossip? This is the question.
The Sunday World’s story reporting on one of South Africa’s celebrity about her polygamous marriage is contravening the privacy and the grieving process of the family. MMA director William Bird writes why this is unethical journalism.
- How the SABC CEO got suspended while Hlaudi Motsoeneng keeps his job
The suspension of SABC CEO Frans Matlala, director of MMA William Bird notes that it does not warrant sufficient reasons for him to be suspended on the Midday Show on Talk Radio 702
- Media Appeals Tribunal: Telling the wrong story
As we celebrate Media Freedom Day and Black Wednesday, it’s important to consider where we might be headed. MMA Director William Bird on the proposed Media Appeals Tribunal
- Supplementary submission by MMA on the Review of regulations on South African local content
Supplementary written submission by Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) on the position paper: Review of Regulation on South African Local Content (Radio and Television)