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  • SABC admits it may not be able to pay workers

    13 October 2018, IOL, Siyabonga Mkhwanazi and Samkelo Mtshali William Bird, executive director of Media Monitoring Africa, said it was a devastating position for the public broadcaster to find itself …

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  • Media Freedom Week is back: Better than ever!

    Media Freedom Week (MFW18) is almost upon us and we are thrilled to announce our fiery line-up! For those not familiar with MFW, it is an action-packed series of events …

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  • MMA takes a moment to look back at how the media have covered elections over the years

    In early 2019, South Africans will begin preparing for our 6th democratic national elections. Given the current political climate, heightened tensions, socio-economic instability and the conversations around ‘State Capture’, the …

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  • Calls grow for fake news peddlers to be jailed

    The Independent Online, 9 October 2018, Wendy Jasson Da Costa Sarah Findlay, programme co-ordinator at Media Monitoring Africa, said misinformation was easy to share and concrete steps should be taken to …

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  • #DrosRape – Time to review the law protecting rape accused

    3 October 2018, The Citizen, Helene Eloff In an opinion piece titled “Dros rape: Media must strive to minimise harm,” Media Monitoring Africa’s William Bird points out that the media …

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  • Are restaurants responsible for keeping children safe?

    3 October 2018, News24, Sarah Evans and Canny Maphanga Writing for News24 this week, Media Monitoring Africa director William Bird pointed out that according to recent police statistics, more than 64 …

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"If, as Carey (James W) suggests, democracy is the same thing as journalism, it should not surprise us to see both in deep trouble these days. We can only save democracy by saving journalism, or vice versa" 

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