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  • SABC settlement a win for media freedom

    In an out-of-court settlement, Media Monitoring Africa, S.O.S: Support Public Broadcasting Coalition, the SABC and the Commission of Inquiry probing allegations of editorial interference at the SABC have agreed to …

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  • How to spot real news over fake news

    11 July 2018, The Citizen Fake news sites continued mushrooming because of large revenues they generate from adverts, according to Media Monitoring Africa. Such sites “perpetuate falsehoods, stereotypes and undermine media …

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  • [LISTEN] Sources are allowed to retract interviews once recorded

    11 July 2018, 702 Afternoon Drive Director at Media Monitoring Africa William Bird says Deputy secretary-general of the Africa National Congress (ANC) Jessie Duarte was well within her right to …

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  • Where do we belong? Media coverage of migration in Sub-Saharan Africa

    On Monday, 9 July 2018, Media Monitoring Africa released a report titled “Where do we belong?” which analysed how the issue of migration is framed in the media of four …

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  • PUBLIC EVENT: Fake news, algorithms and you

    WHEN: 31 July at 18:30–20:30 WHERE: Goethe-Institut Johannesburg, 119 Jan Smuts Avenue – Parkwood, 2193 Johannesburg RSVP: benjamin.keuffel@goethe.de until 30 July 2018. “Fake news” and filter bubbles have become part of …

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  • PIC’s exit a significant blow for Independent Media Group

    5 July 2018, Cape Talk Director at Media Monitoring Africa, William Bird, says this is a very worrying development, and wonders if Independent Media will be able to carry on …

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