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  • The delay of SABC Board appointments deepens crisis

    Media Monitoring Africa statement on the latest SABC Board crisis. The latest action by the Portfolio Committee to delay the appointment of new SABC Board members, not only flies in …

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  • William Bird on 2018 Isu Elihle Awards winners

    17 Febreuary 2019, SABCNews South Africa based media watchdog, Media Monitoring Africa will today announce 2018 lsu Elihle Awards winners. The awards were launched in November 2015 and have been …

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  • Politics, medicine and disease: The story of HIV in the media from 2002

    Media Monitoring Africa (MMA), a leading human rights media research organisation, today released their report  “Politics, medicine and disease: The story of HIV in the media from 2002”. The research …

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  • Sanef calls for urgent meeting with Ndabeni Abrahams

    10 February 2019, Dey There, Media Monitoring Africa executive director, William Bird, says President Cyril Ramaphosa needs to take appropriate action against Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams. However, Bird says that …

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  • Sanef calls for Ndabeni-Abrahams meeting after ‘muzzling of journalists’

    10 February 2019, Jacarandafm, Sinethemba Madolo Media Monitoring Africa’s William Bird, meanwhile, says the seriousness of the incident should not be downplayed. “The fact that it was the minister of communications means not only should …

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  • ‘Threatening phone calls’ to Basson come back to haunt former journalist’

    6 February 2019, The Citizen, Brian Sokutu and Chisom Jenniffer Okoye Media Monitoring Africa’s William Bird said it was unusual for a journalist to appear before a commission of inquiry …

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