Resources - Get Mad/Glad

On a weekly basis, Media Monitoring Africa elects and writes about stories which violate or support child’s rights in the news. Read more.

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 Times paints a good picture of a child

The Times’ positive portrayal of a child receives an applause

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.

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