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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.

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.

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.

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”. 

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.
Who:
- 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

MMA’s SABC Inquiry Presentation

See the full presentation presented to the SABC Parliamentary Inquiry in December 2016.

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.

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