Media Monitoring Africa

Too much information can harm. The media’s main responsibility is gathering and reporting the news to the public. In the same breath, the media carry the responsibility to protect and safeguard the rights and dignity of the most vulnerable, including children. Media monitoring Africa (MMA) giv...
    Too much information can harm. The media’s main responsibility is gathering and reporting the news to the public. In the same breath, the media carry the responsibility to protect and safeguard the rights and dignity of the most vulnerable, including children. Media monitori...
For failing to protect the identity of a vulnerable child and accessing children for their views when not in the children’s best interests, Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) gives a MAD[1] to Independent Online (IOL) and Daily Sun. The articles titled, “Bangladeshi national who ...
DO NOT IDENTIFY MISSING CHILDREN WHO HAVE BEEN FOUND! Kidnapped or missing children who have been found alive should no longer be identified in media coverage. Continuing to identify them directly or indirectly potentially exposes them to further harm. Additionally, the media acts unethically and il...
DO NOT IDENTIFY MISSING CHILDREN WHO HAVE BEEN FOUND! Kidnapped or missing children who have been found alive should no longer be identified in media coverage. Continuing to identify them directly or indirectly potentially exposes them to further harm. Additionally, the media acts unethically and il...
IOL infringes on the rights of a convicted child When reporting on children implicated or involved in any other manner in criminal proceedings, it is imperative that careful consideration is given to each child’s right to privacy and confidentiality. This is so the child can b...
TimesLIVE jeopardises child’s safety. Gender-based violence (GBV) poses a prevalent and far-reaching challenge in South Africa, exerting its influence across various spheres of life. With a particular emphasis on women and girls, GBV manifests as a systemic issue deeply ingrained within South A...
Daily Voice disregards child’s best interest principle Section 154 (3) of the Criminal Procedure Amendment Act of 2021[1] is clear on cases when the media can and cannot identify children. It is therefore concerning that the media continue to report on children in a manner that flouts the Act as w...