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Action on SABC & Multichoice Deal

UPDATE: See new documents including SABC’s application to dismiss

Zambian elections media monitoring

Media Monitoring Africa, The Media Institute of Southern Africa - Zambia and The Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa present the results of the Zambian elections media monitoring.

Election Coverage in Perspective

Wednesday 8 May - MMA launched the final results of the Zambian elections media monitoring at an event in Lusaka.

Maggs on Media -  How the media reports on xenophobia

MMA Director William Bird discussing xenophobia and the media with Jeremy Maggs.

Daily Sun gives new insights and respects children’s rights

MMA awards the Daily Sun a GLAD1 for showing tact and following the ethical principles of minimising harm and serving the public good.

High Court ruling protects identity

MMA is pleased with the court’s ruling to protect the identity of a vulnerable young person.

Xenophobia and the media

While we can understand the challenges, unless all of us and our media find ways of reporting these issues on an ongoing and consistent basis where stereotypes are challenged, we will find ourselves in the same place again asking the same question, why?

Daily Sun commended for brilliant coverage

Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) commends the Daily Sun for its decision taken in relation to its front page story, “Kids set on fire”.  Rather than choosing to carry a violent video Daily Sun opted to run with the story and presented a front page editorial explaining its decision.

Global Media Monitoring Project 2015

Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) is proud to be a partner in the 2015 Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP). MMA is leading the data collection and analysis and database maintenance for this year’s project.

Daily Sun shows that girls can play soccer too

A wonderful story by Simphiwe Mngomezulu earns Daily Sun a GLAD.

Sowetan respects vulnerable child when reporting on rape case

Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) commends Fhumulani Khumela and the Sowetan for reporting on a sensitive matter with care and attention to respect the rights and dignity of the child involved.

The glare of publicity violates a child’s right to privacy

e-TV prime-time news get a MAD1 for identifying a child who was a victim of a kidnapping.

Media cautioned not to reveal Zephany’s identity

Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) would like to caution the media not to identify Zephany Nurse before and after she turns 18.

Free STBs for South Africa’s Poor Only Half the Victory – Our People Deserve More

FREE SET-TOP BOXES FOR SOUTH AFRICA’S POOR ONLY HALF THE VICTORY - OUR PEOPLE DESERVE MORE
Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) and the SOS: Support Public Broadcasting Coalition (SOS) note the announcement made at yesterday’s cabinet briefing concerning the long awaited broadcasting digital migration.

MMA Director on the Money Show - SABC and Multichoice deal

William Bird spoke to Bruce Whitfield about MMA and SOS: Support Public Broadcasting Coalition joining Caxton in Action on SABC & Multichoice deal.