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

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.

Crime: Worth revealing children’s identities for? We think not

Two media’s irresponsible reporting frowned upon by MMA. This is after they ignored ethics and compromised the safety of the children involved in the stories.

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

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