Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) was established in 1993 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Since then, MMA has developed from a pure monitoring based project to an organisation that implements successful media strategies for change, using technology, social media and data tools to make our work more efficient and effective.
MMA acts in a watchdog role to promote ethical and fair journalism that supports human rights.
The organisation promotes democracy and a culture where media and the powerful respect human rights and encourage a just and fair society.
MMA’s vision is a responsible, quality media that enables an engaged and informed citizenry in Africa and across the world. MMA aims to promote the development of a free, fair, ethical and critical media culture in South Africa and the rest of the continent.
Our impact cannot only be measured by what our partners say about us, but also by the usefulness of our work and how people engage with our work. The President and the vice President of the Republic of South Africa have quoted our work on media related issues. Not only government see the value of our work. Media from the public broadcaster, SABC, to other independent broadcasters, print and online newspapers and community radio regularly invite us to comment on critical media issues.
Supporting human rights and democracy through media since 1993 Media Monitoring Africa provides several relevant and targeted services which are designed to sit within our mandate and promote our work in human rights, democracy and media. These services include Monitoring and Evaluation, Monitoring Assistance, Media Profiles, Media Clippings, Policy, Complaints Commission and Editorial Code Formulation, Training and Skills Development, and Pay for Print. These are outlined in more depth below, alternatively contact us if you would like to discuss any of these elements further.