Media Monitoring Africa

In the context of widespread HIV/AIDS and poverty, this booklet provides reference information about children affected by HIV/AIDS and related policy issues, which need urgent and in-depth coverage by the media. With the imperative to “put children first”,this booklet challenges some of the limi...
The Media Monitoring Project (MMP)’s research with children and media challenges a number of preconceived ideas about children’s programming, how it is understood, and how it should be regulated. The study aimed to give practical realisation to children’s right to participate in all matters th...
While there has been extensive research into the representation of women in the media, limited research has focused on how the news media tends to represent men and the male role models offered by the media. It would appear that while men make up the majority of those sources frequently accessed for...
Key findings for the 16 Days of Activism 2004 show an unprecedented high number of female sources: 46% women: 54% men. This, together with the dramatic increase in number of gender-based violence, woman and child abuse stories than in previous MMP research in 1998 is a positive trend. Download the f...
This report covers the South African findings of the HIV and AIDS and Gender Baseline Study, carried out as part of the Media Action Plan on HIV and AIDS and Gender (MAP), led by the Southern African Editors’ Forum (SAEF). The Media Monitoring Project (MMP) that leads the monitoring and evaluation...
The Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP) South African report was launched at Constitutional Hill on 7 March 2006.  According to Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, speaking in her keynote address “In spite of the numerous advances that we have made as a society, it is clear even from the ...
In early February 2006, local newspapers carried news of the death of Coretta Scott King, the widow of American civil rights activist, Martin Luther King II. Most of the articles merely announced her death. The Star newspaper broke the news by publishing a full-page obituary of Scott King: “Widow ...