Media Monitoring Africa

Media monitoring Africa (MMA) is proud to award Daily News a GLAD [1]for including a child’s voice in one of their articles, “Children have a right to have their views heard on matters that affect them, so try and include them”[2]. Children, with their unique perspectives, deserve to be active...
DO NOT IDENTIFY MISSING CHILDREN WHO HAVE BEEN FOUND! Kidnapped or missing children who have been found alive should no longer be identified in media coverage. Continuing to identify them directly or indirectly potentially exposes them to further harm. Additionally, the media acts unethically and il...
DO NOT IDENTIFY MISSING CHILDREN WHO HAVE BEEN FOUND! Kidnapped or missing children who have been found alive should no longer be identified in media coverage. Continuing to identify them directly or indirectly potentially exposes them to further harm. Additionally, the media acts unethically and il...
News24 does well to protect the identity of a child When reporting on children, it is paramount to always consider the best interests of the child(ren), making sure that they are not exposed to harm or victimisation. It is for this reason that Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) is delighted to award a GL...
Prioritising children’s voices is essential. Principals and deputy principals play an indispensable role in the effective functioning of schools. They are responsible for setting the school’s vision, creating a conducive learning environment, and overseeing the overall management of acad...
IOL infringes on the rights of a convicted child When reporting on children implicated or involved in any other manner in criminal proceedings, it is imperative that careful consideration is given to each child’s right to privacy and confidentiality. This is so the child can b...
Silenced Voices: Media Fails to Get Children’s Perspectives In light of the recent taxi strike that had disrupted the city of Cape Town’s transportation system, it is imperative to shed light on the victims of such events. TimesLIVE and IOL did this by highlighting how ch...
A child benefits from extended protection Children who have been witnesses, suspects, and victims of crime or had traumatic experiences need to be able to trust that those they have come to for assistance would keep their privacy as private as possible. Media monitoring Africa (MMA) awards News24 ...
We demand children’s voices In the recently released Draft Marriage Bill[1], underage marriages would no longer be permitted, and parents will no longer be able to have a say in these matters. This is one of the most powerful pieces of legislation giving children a right to have a...