Media Monitoring Africa

The quality of reporting by South African media is continuously improving. So says, Mr. William Bird, director of MMA, who spoke at Sanef’s conference meeting about freedom of speech in Sandton, about the state of the country’s media. See the full story on beeld.com...
Business leaders yesterday entered the press freedom debate, unequivocally rejecting the idea of a media appeals tribunal. In what signifies the assumption of a more assertive tone on important but contentious issues, Business Leadership SA (BLSA) — an association of 80 heads of SA’s largest com...
The words “prison bars” and “Osama bin Laden” came up in discussions on the future of media freedom in South Africa on Tuesday. South Africa was heading for a State where journalists would get jailed for criticising the government, warned Raymond Louw, who is the deputy chairman of the SA Na...
Writing on his party’s website, Zuma challenged the bona fides of the country’s journalists and defended plans for a statutory media appeals tribunal. Mondli Makhanya, chairman of the South African National Editors Forum (Sanef) and Avusa editor-in-chief, said yesterday that Zuma’s letter was ...
The African National Congress should act responsibly and fairly by providing evidence to back up its arguments for a media appeals tribunal, Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) said on Monday. “The (ANC discussion) document unambiguously accuses the media of irresponsible and unfair reporting… however...
Like a presidential candidate in a one party-state, the SABC’s controversial news chief has been accused of monopolising the public broadcaster and abusing his office to promote his own profile. Phil Molefe, whose appointment was disputed by the majority of SABC board members, has been on televisi...
The ANC should act responsibly and fairly by providing evidence to back up its arguments for a media appeals tribunal, Media Monitoring Africa said. “The [ANC discussion] document unambiguously accuses the media of irresponsible and unfair reporting. However, it could be accused of doing the very ...
Johannesburg – The African National Congress should act responsibly and fairly by providing evidence to back up its arguments for a media appeals tribunal, Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) said on Monday. “The [ANC discussion] document unambiguously accuses the media of irresponsible and unfair...
Kaapstad. – Die ANC se oënskynlike planne om persvryheid in te perk is gister vanuit eie boesem gekap toe mnr. Ronnie Kasrils die omstrede Wetsontwerp op die Beskerming van Inligting gekritiseer en mnr. Zwelinzima Vavi gesê het hy staan “saam met redakteurs” in hul pogings om dié wet te kee...