Media Monitoring Africa

CHILDREN’S VOICES CAN AMPLIFY ACTIVISM Children must always be interviewed in media stories about them especially if they are directly involved in the issue being reported. Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) gives GroundUp a Missed Opportunity[1]for failing to include children’s voices in an article ...
GroundUp and News24 missed an opportunity[1] for great stories because they failed to give children a voice in stories that involve the children. Not accessing children for their views in issues about them robs the children of an opportunity to contribute to debates/discussion and solutions to issue...
It is sad when children cannot go to school because of issues hindering their access to schools. When the media do report these issues, children affected should be able to voice out their concerns in the coverage. Sadly, that was not the case in an article by GroundUp titled, “KZN learners miss sc...
Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) is pleased to award a GLAD[1] to GroundUp for its article, “Pit latrines at schools: ‘When you return to class, the smell of the poo remains in your clothes’” (18/02/2022) which highlights an important issue that threatens the health and...
Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) gives a missed opportunity[1] to News24 and GroundUp for neglecting to access children for their views in their articles titled, “A splash of inspiration: Hout Bay activist offers kids free swimming, breakdancing and life skills lessons” (News24, 15/01/2022) and “...
Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) commends GroundUp for reporting on a story titled, “Refugee children wait years to get into schools” (04/10/2021).  The story is selected as a GLAD[1] because it also provides a platform for a child to share his experiences. The story by Masego Mafata is about ...
Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) gives a MAD[1] to GroundUp for an article titled, “COVID-19: Cookhouse police accused of beatings during curfew” (12/01/2021). The article has been selected as a MAD for failing to adhere to ethical standards of reporting on children by identifying the chi...
Informal settlements usually bear the brunt of poor service delivery. People live in dire conditions and children are mostly exposed to all sort of dangers when playing. Dangers which may lead to injuries or worse deaths. Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) gives GroundUp a MAD[1] for failing to protect t...
While Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) applauds GroundUp for reporting two stories about discrimination and lack of services at a school, we would also like to raise a few concerns that we hope will be taken into consideration in future reporting. MMA feels GroundUp missed an opportunity to advocate fo...