The Media Monitoring Project filed a complaint against the Daily Voice about the coverage of children in a child pornography feature.  We also highlighted this case of bad coverage and launched a petition against it.  The Daily Voice approached MMP for a settlement to the complaint.  The settlement compels the Daily Voice to:

  • Ensure that the children get counseling,
  • Submit its protocol on publication relating to children to the MMP and to Child Line for contributions,
  • Participate in the course for journalists, “Reporting Children in the Media” presented by MMP at Wits University.

The agreement is presented here as it was sent to the Press Ombudsman.

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