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  • MMA Celebrates World Press Freedom Day with Panel on Echo Chambers

    On 3 May 2018 and to commemorate World Press Freedom Day, Media Monitoring Africa, South African National Editors Forum, and Institute for Advancement of Journalism hosted a panel that sought …

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  • How to spot fake news

    24 May 2018, Kate Ferreira Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) is deeply concerned with how fake news — or in its parlance, dodgy news — is assessed and shared by the …

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  • Mzwanele Manyi denies Gupta link in bid for broadcast licence

    17 May 2018, Bekezela Phakathi The SOS: Support Public Broadcasting Coalition and Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) have called on the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) not to grant the …

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  • Web Rangers SA kick-starts training

    Web Rangers SA’s training workshops started on a high note on 12 May 2018 at McAuley House Johannesburg. The digital literacy programme implemented by Media Monitoring Africa and supported by …

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  • Media control of tech giants scrutinised

    Grocott’s Mail Online, May 10 2018 Head of Policy Programme at Media Monitoring Africa, Thandi Smith believes digital literacy projects are needed for audiences to spot “dodgy” or “fake” news. …

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  • Shamba the lion and the Malema effect

    News 24, 4 May 2018, Alet Janse van Rensburg “The EFF does get a disproportionate amount of media coverage compared to its share of the vote,” says William Bird from …

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