Media Monitoring Africa’s latest research into South African and Zambian media shows that coverage of children in the news has increased over the years. However, there are still on-going challenges in terms of how children are covered. For example, the media in both countries still do not give children a voice.
Among others, the research also found that:
- Children hardly had an identity or voice as they were rarely accessed (quoted directly or indirectly) or named in both South African and Zambian media;
- Children continued to occupy negative roles such as “victim” in stories monitored by child monitors in both countries; and
- Child media monitors from both countries mostly feel “mad” and “angry” about the way media represent them.
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