Media Monitoring Africa

News24 spurns chance to include children’s views. Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) notes with concern the failure by News24 to include the voice of a child in a story about a matter that directly affects their lived experience. As a result of this, News24 missed an opportunity[1] to not only empower ...
Mail & Guardian Promotes Child’s Right To Protection Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) is delighted to award a GLAD[1] to The Mail & Guardian for its article titled, “Updated: Cape Town teacher discovers child sex trafficking ring” (01/03/2023) which reports on an incredibly difficult ...
Allow children to voice their views Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) gives a Missed Opportunity[1] to Daily Voice for an article that fails to access a child who performed very well at an annual creative writing competition in Cape Town. The article titled, “Athlone pupil wins Western Cape Education ...
Independent Media fails to protect children in two articles Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) is this week compelled to give a MAD[1] to Independent Media Online (IOL) for two news articles that appeared on the news website, both of which were reports on issues relating to children. The a...
Ground Up lets pupils voice out concerns The rate of pregnancy among school learners in South Africa is alarming and has become a major challenge at schools as it affects the lives of thousands of young people, often limiting their growth and their pursuit of rewarding careers.[1] When a school impl...
Cape Argus compromises children’s safety Following the amendment of Section 154 (3) of the Criminal Procedure Amendment Act of 2021,[1] the general rule when it comes to identifying children is that “no person shall before, during or at any stage after the conclusion of criminal proceedings, in ...
Daily Voice misses child’s voice Media monitoring Africa (MMA) gives a Missed Opportunity[1] to Daily Voice for its article that celebrates the talent of an 11-year-old child but does not access her. By not accessing the child, Daily Voice missed an opportunity for a great story that would have be...
Daily Sun disregards children’s privacy Daily Sun disregards children’s privacy Children’s right to privacy is important and should always be valued by all, more so the media when reporting about children. Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) is concerned about an article from Daily Sun that reveals ...
TimesLIVE empowers Children amidst tragic circumstances. Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) is excited to award a GLAD[1] to TimesLIVE for their efforts to give a voice to children in sensitive and complex situations. All too often, children are excluded from discussion...