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Advertisers and childhood obesity

Industry stakeholders must engage on food and drink advertising to children

The increased prevalence of childhood obesity in South Africa demands that thought be given to how the media and marketing industry can contribute to address the growing problem.

The Media Monitoring Project (MMP) is inviting media and marketing stakeholders to engage proactively in forming a policy task force to draft local recommendations on food and drink advertising to children.

Industry stakeholders must engage on food and drink advertising to children

The Media Monitoring Project (MMP) is inviting media and marketing stakeholders to engage proactively in forming a policy task force to draft local recommendations on food and drink advertising to children.

How the media can make Women’s Day? National Women’s Day Challenge 2005

Following the highly successful challenge issued to the South African media last year for the coverage of National Women’s Day, the Media Monitoring Project (MMP) has decided to re-issue the challenge to media this year. The MMP’s challenge is for the media to mainstream women on National Women’s Day. Instead of media merely concentrating on so called “women’s issues” and only on the celebrations that are set to take place on the 9th of August, the MMP challenges the media to fill their papers, radio broadcasts, television schedules and news programmes with women.

MISA-SA and MMP oppose gagging

Joint statement by SA Chapter of the Media Institute of Southern Africa and the Media Monitoring Project (MMP) of SA on High Court censorship of Mail & Guardian.

Misa-SA and the MMP are deeply shocked by the judgment in the Johannesburg High Court banning publication by the Mail & Guardian of further details of the “Oilgate’’ scandal…

World Press Freedom Day 2005

In celebration of World Press Freedom day, MMP considers factors promoting and impeding our press freedom. Despite the fact that press freedom is guaranteed in the constitution, several factors threaten to undermine true press freedom. This piece discusses the impact of limitations, which our neighbouring countries are experiencing. Commercial pressure and tabloidisation are discussed as well as human rights stories as a press freedom issue.

Bringing corporates to the campaign

Government has spearheaded the campaign, media has taken its aims and objectives on board, and civil society organisations have been driving the process. The MMP’s challenge presents South Africa’s biggest companies with a clear opportunity to take the 16 Days campaign beyond the 16th day.

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