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DEMOCRACY & GOVERNANCE RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS

6 ways to spot trolls, tricksters and other ...

25-03-2019

25 March 2019, News 24, William Bird Sometimes it feels like there is not a whole lot that we can do about the lying devious scum who seek to undermine …

So what of paid influencers in the times of ...

15-03-2019

What is an influencer? In South Africa, and elsewhere on the globe, brands have been steadily moving away from tradition forms of advertising and expanding into the the realm of …

Reporting on land reform: A path riddled with ...

05-02-2019

In the past few years in South Africa the land reform issue has been at the center of both political and economical debate. Also the current socio-economic situation of the …

MMA takes a moment to look back at how the media ...

09-10-2018

In early 2019, South Africans will begin preparing for our 6th democratic national elections. Given the current political climate, heightened tensions, socio-economic instability and the conversations around ‘State Capture’, the …

LETTER: Social media threat

18-06-2018

18 JUNE 2018, Business Day William Bird is correct about the problems posed by social media in the run-up to our 2019 election, but it is an even bigger problem …

World Press Freedom Day Public Event: 3 May 2018

19-04-2018

Are the media helping us escape our echo chambers? Media Monitoring Africa (MMA), South African National Editors Forum (SANEF) and the Institute for the Advancement of Journalism (IAJ) invite you …

[LISTEN] WHO IS BEHIND HAWKS RAID ON PAUW’S ...

02-03-2018

Radio 702 | Director of Media Monitoring Africa, William Bird says in recent there has been a misuse of state apparatus for illegitimate ends and going after and targeting journalist. Original article here. 

MOKONYANE, THE NEW COMMUNICATIONS MINISTER IN THE ...

28-02-2018

February 27, 2018, The Media Online But while the president swept aside 10 of the so-called Gupta ministers, many of those held to be inept and incompetent are still in …

Free public event: From Fire-pools to Ramaphoria: ...

28-02-2018

Media Monitoring Africa (MMA), South African National Editors Forum (SANEF) and Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF), are thrilled to invite you to a free public event: From Fire-pools to Ramaphoria: Key …

Op-Ed: Dear Mr President, here are five ways you ...

16-02-2018

February 16, 2018, Daily Maverick This open letter to Cyril Ramaphosa is a plea for a better media and communications strategy – and no more useless office bearers. Read the …