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  • William Bird: The upside to “fake news”

    9 October 2018, News 24, William Bird So where’s the upside? The upside is that for far too long we have taken the critical role our media play in our …

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  • CALLS FOR ‘SUNDAY TIMES’ TO REVEAL SOURCES IN FALSE ARTICLES

    16 October 2018, Thando Khubeka, Eye Witness Media Monitoring Africa’s William Bird says the newspaper needs to urgently investigate the matter. Read the full article

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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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"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" 

- Hossein Derakhshan 

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