In a special submission to the Press Council this week, children spoke of how the news media further perpetuates the abuse and violation of children’s rights.

Two primary school children, just one year short of being teen-agers, braved the small crowd of adults at Wits University to speak on behalf of fellow South African children. Their presentation at the start of hearings by the Press Council of South Africa highlighted the mistakes done by the media when covering children who have been abused, raped, harmed physically, emotionally, and so on.

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