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Children, race and media ethics

11-01-2019

A picture of a Grade R class at Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke in the North West has been circulating in the news as well as social media. We understand that as parents, …

Why Hlaudi mostly to blame for SABC financial ...

31-10-2018

The Citizen, 31 October 2018, Brian Sokutu A high wage bill – nearly half the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) income, poor management and a skewed staff-manager ratio – are among key …

SOS and MMA make submissions into the Zondo ...

21-09-2018

SOS and MMA make submissions into the Zondo Commission 21 September 2018   The SOS Coalition and Media Monitoring Africa have submitted a joint statement to the evidence leaders in …

Mokonyane steps in to reverse ‘power grab’ at ...

20-09-2018

20 September 2018, IOL, Siyabonga Mkhwanazi The Save Our SABC (SOS) Coalition and Media Monitoring Africa said this was a positive step by Parliament and Mokonyane. Read full article

How are media reporting on Gender Based Violence?

13-08-2018

The following analysis is based on data extracted from our online monitoring tool, Dexter. It covers online media in South Africa for the Period 2 January 2017 to 31 December …

How to spot real news over fake news

11-07-2018

11 July 2018, The Citizen Fake news sites continued mushrooming because of large revenues they generate from adverts, according to Media Monitoring Africa. Such sites “perpetuate falsehoods, stereotypes and undermine media …

[LISTEN] Sources are allowed to retract interviews ...

11-07-2018

11 July 2018, 702 Afternoon Drive Director at Media Monitoring Africa William Bird says Deputy secretary-general of the Africa National Congress (ANC) Jessie Duarte was well within her right to …

PIC’s exit a significant blow for ...

05-07-2018

5 July 2018, Cape Talk Director at Media Monitoring Africa, William Bird, says this is a very worrying development, and wonders if Independent Media will be able to carry on …

ANC media coverage reached 43% in 2016 election ...

04-07-2018

4 July 2018, The Citizen, Brian Sokutu The ‘loudest voices’ in the media were DA leader Mmusi Maimane at 10% coverage, followed by the EFF’s Julius Malema at 6%. A Media …

Media Monitoring Africa slams closed SABC hearings

04-07-2018

4 July 2018, The Citizen, Brian Sokutu Another outstanding issue is the death of former SABC 8 journalist Suna Venter after threats to her life, MMA director William Bird says. …