MEDIA POLICY & QUALITY RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS

William Bird: The upside to “fake news”

18-10-2018

9 October 2018, News 24, William Bird So where’s the upside? The upside is that for far too long we have taken the critical role our media play in our …

Calls grow for fake news peddlers to be jailed

08-10-2018

The Independent Online, 9 October 2018, Wendy Jasson Da Costa Sarah Findlay, programme co-ordinator at Media Monitoring Africa, said misinformation was easy to share and concrete steps should be taken to …

UPDATE: Manyi says Gupta reputation helped kill ...

07-09-2018

15 August 2018, The Citizen, Citizen reporter The SOS: Support Public Broadcasting Coalition and Media Monitoring Africa, had called on the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) not to grant the …

Relief as SABC and MultiChoice ink mega TV deal

14-08-2018

14 August 2018, Business Day, Bekezela Phakathi Media Monitoring Africa director William Bird said: “We are cautiously optimistic about the new deal. Given the prevalence of MultiChoice and the extra …

SABC’s policy still so Hlaudi

04-08-2018

03 August 2018, Mail and Guardian, Sarah Smit Media Monitoring Africa told the Mail & Guardian that key editorial issues raised by the MMA have been sidelined by the SABC’s policy team …

SABC editorial hearings draw to a close, public ...

31-07-2018

31 July 2018, Mail and Guardian, Sarah Smit A complaint lodged by SOS Support Public Broadcasting Coalition and Media Monitoring Africa resulted in the reviewed policies being rejected by Icasa on …

SABC insists CEO’s dual roles will benefit ...

25-07-2018

25 July 2018,Business Day, Bekezela Phakati Media Monitoring Africa said it was not happy with some aspects of the draft but could not give details. Read the full article.  

Lobby groups demand greater public say on ...

23-07-2018

23 July 2018, Business Day, Bekezela Phakathi In the latest submission to the committee, Media Monitoring Africa said the bill had so many gaps that it fails to deal with …

SABC’s internal inquiry open to public

20-07-2018

17 July 2018, Sunday World, Aubrey Mothombeni The SABC’s decision to hold an internal inquiry on editorial interference in-camera has been challenged in court. Nonprofit organisation Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) …

SABC settlement a win for media freedom

13-07-2018

In an out-of-court settlement, Media Monitoring Africa, S.O.S: Support Public Broadcasting Coalition, the SABC and the Commission of Inquiry probing allegations of editorial interference at the SABC have agreed to …