10 March 2024, Azola Dayile and S’lindile Khumalo, Daily Maverick

In October, Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) and ALT Advisory prepared a discussion document, Navigating the Narratives: Sex Work, the Media, and Online Platforms, which explores this subject. The document aims to guide journalists reporting on sex work. Further, it explores emergent challenges regarding sex work which takes place online, proposing considerations for social media platforms. 

In January, MMA made submissions to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women and Girls regarding harmful media practices as potential drivers of violence against sex workers. Some key takeaways are discussed below.

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