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  • So what of paid influencers in the times of elections?

    What is an influencer? In South Africa, and elsewhere on the globe, brands have been steadily moving away from tradition forms of advertising and expanding into the the realm of …

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  • South Africa: Interview Process for New SABC Board ‘Insane, Weak and Inadequate’

    12 March 2019, Daily Maverick, OPINION By Thandi Smith and Duduetsang Makuse We are in the final stages of trying to get a quorate board for the SABC in the …

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  • Fighting fake news and disinformation ahead of the election

    8 March 2019, News24, William Bird One of the core challenges surrounding disinformation is that it is increasingly difficult to distinguish between what is credible and what is not, writes William …

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  • IEC: PARTIES THAT BREAK ELECTORAL CODE COULD FACE SANCTION OR JAIL TIME

    7 March 2019, Eye Witness News, Sifiso Zulu Media Monitoring Africa has called on relevant authorities to act decisively against those responsible for the violent threats, while the South African National Editors’ …

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  • Doxing: Dangerous for democracy

    Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) condemns the ‘doxing’ of Radio 702 and ENCA Talk Show Host and journalist Karima Brown as well as the threats and abuse that followed. Doxing is …

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  • SABC denies ‘clamping down’ on ANC election coverage

    3 March 2019, Jacaranda FM, Thabo Tshabalala But Media Monitoring Africa’s (MMA) Thandi Smith has described Mbalula’s behaviour as unacceptable, saying he failed to follow due process. “It shows a …

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