Media Monitoring Africa

Often MAD1 nominations from Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) are about media identifying child victims or perpetrators, which is illegal and almost always not in the best interests of the children involved. It is perhaps ironic then that this article does not identify the ‘children’ involved, but ...
Four articles published consecutively in Daily Sun are deserving of a MAD1 from Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) for violating the rights to privacy and dignity of two children burnt by electric wire cables. While MMA applauds the effort made by Daily Sun to create awareness about the dangers of l...
There is no doubt that one of the reasons the Daily Sun has a higher circulation in South Africa is because it speaks to issues affecting ‘ordinary’ people.1 However, the photograph accompanying the article “Pay my poor boy! No support for son in her lonely struggle” (Daily Sun, 24/01/2...
At times, due to various reasons, important issues and the opportunities to report on them are sidelined in the media. Through MAD OAT1  and its Child Protection and Trafficking Project2, Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) would like to raise awareness of the possible missed opportunity of two stories p...
Few would condone lying a four-month old child in sand to pose for a news photograph.  Yet, this is what Daily Sun seemingly did for a front cover picture recently.  The article accompanying the picture, “Baby boy dumped in veld!” (04/10/2011, p. 1, 3) and the follow-up story “Sunpower sha...
The article ’‘Eviction hits kids hard’’ (The Citizen, 07/07/2011, p.4) failed to provide a nuanced and in-depth coverage of the eviction of “nearly 2000 people” from a derelict building in Johannesburg’s central business district (CBD). The article reports that the building was consi...