Resources - Podcasts
MMA podcasts address a range of media issues.
- Child Protection and Trafficking: Is the Media Telling the Right(s) Story
Child journalists Khumo Baduza and Khotso Zinhle uncovered some interesting truths about human trafficking and the media.
In the aftermath of the World Cup hype, their documentary seeks to establish a clearer picture of human trafficking and to understand the realities around modern slavery in South Africa.
Khumo and Khotso ask if this is what we’re hearing, reading and seeing in our media, and if not, why not!Tweet
- Children tackle the editors at Redi’s Round Table
The absence of children in SA’s press code, the lack of children’s voices in reporting and a poor showing of children in positive roles in media - these were the issues child media monitors put to senior journalists and editors on the Redi Tlhabi show.Tweet
- Child Safety Measures during the World Cup – how did we do?
About MMA’s children’s radio reporting
This is the first report of Media Monitoring Africa’s (MMA) Children’s Radio Reporting, that engaged various stakeholders on the issues of child protection and trafficking, produced with children. They were selected by their class peers as panelist for the children’s press conference hosted by MMA at the start of the World Cup. As participants in MMA’s school Media Monitoring programme, they became familiar in critically looking at the media, and took on the task with enthusiasm and determination.
“There was no money set aside (by government) for the protection of children.”
(Gyan Dwarika, Social Work Advance Specialist: Child Exploitation, Department of Social Development)
With children on extended holidays for the duration of the World Cup, there were concerns that the sporting event brought with it new threats and risks in terms of children’s safety. Children from Saxonwold and Naturena Primary Schools in Johannesburg wanted to find out what was done to keep children safe during the World Cup, how effective they had been, and what role the media had played!Tweet
- Public. Service. Broadcaster.
The Media Monitoring Project in association with the Open Society Foundation and SAfm presents a radio conference on a way forward for the SABC.
Tune in to MEDIA @ SAfm this Sunday as civil society puts
back into Public Service Broadcaster.
Our local and international experts will present their vision of what a public service broadcaster should be, and offer suggestions on what we need to do to get it there. The SABC should be reporting the news – not making it!Tweet
- Quantity abounds - But is it quality? And how did it get there?
The Media Monitoring Project in association with the Open Society Foundation and SAfm present QUANTITY ABOUNDS - BUT IS IT QUALITY? AND HOW DID IT GET THERE?
How much do you know about the complicated processes behind the compiling of a news story?
The choice of a particular picture, the layout of a page, the wording of a script put to pictures?
Tune in to MEDIA @ SAfm this Sunday for another radio conference unpacking the processes behind the production of news.
In QUANTITY ABOUNDS - BUT IS IT QUALITY? AND HOW DID IT GET THERE?, our panel of industry experts will not only expose us to the latest trends in news reporting but also in content syndication, design and layout. We’ll also asses the state of broadcast, mobile and multimedia - and address growing challenges to good journalism.Tweet
- Media building an Open Society
“The media don’t tell us what to think, but they do tell us what to think about!”
Tune in to MEDIA @ SAfm this Sunday at 10am for a radio conference
“MEDIA BUILDING AN OPEN SOCIETY”
Media should inform and educate but also expose its audiences to new ideas. But
is your world view being opened up by the media you consume – or being slowly closed down?
And what are the driving forces behind these trends?
Our carefully selected panel will nominate local media highlights that enrich their lives and stimulate their senses.Tweet
- Unpacking the new ANC media policy
The Media Monitoring Project and Open Society Foundation in conjunction with SAfm present…
UNPACKING THE NEW
ANC MEDIA POLICY
“... what masquerades as ‘public opinion’, as reflected in the bulk of our media, is in fact minority opinion informed by the historic social and political position occupied by this minority.” (ANC TODAY 18 January 2008)
A majority policy for a minority media?
What is in this new policy?Tweet
… and what does it mean?
What impact will it have on media?
… and the coverage of politics and government?
Is it in line with international best practices?
- Angle on AIDS
WORLD AIDS DAY :
DOES THE MEDIA HAVE REASON TO CELEBRATE?
Tune in to MEDIA @ SAfm this Sunday from 10am as we showcase exclusive audio from educational radio projects in Africa and assess the media’s coverage of HIV/ AIDS in 2007.
We’ll also hear a panel of local and international experts suggesting
THE MEDIA’S ANGLE ON AIDS FOR 2008
MEDIA @ SAfm, 10am, Sunday 2 December 2007
Another in the radio conference series by the Media Monitoring Project, Open Society Foundation and SAfm.Tweet
- Violence in the media
IF IT BLEEDS IT LEADS!
Join the Media Monitoring Project, in conjunction with Open Society Foundation and SAfm for an interrogation of violence and abuse in the media…
Has violence become the lowest common denominator of mainstream media?
Listen to this prorgamme as our panel of local and international experts debate the impact of the print and programming we are regularly exposed to.Tweet
- Religion in the media: all bad news?
Tune in to MEDIA @ SAfm this Sunday morning for a critical analysis of the media’s coverage of religious beliefs. A panel of local and international experts will unpack key issues in mainstream and religious broadcasting. We’ll also review how religions are adapting to new media technologies to spread their messages to the youth.
Is the media contributing to a greater understanding of diverse religious beliefs?
Do religions with money get more exposure?
To what degree do the media feed misconceptions about faiths
Does religion hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons?