MMA looked at the news sources and the elections-related news stories they ran between 1st June and 31st July.

Which voices are South African media amplifying this election?

We have been monitoring the media coverage of elections from 1 June 2016, and these are the voices the media is amplifying. 

See the issues SA media are focusing on this election

We have been monitoring the media coverage of elections from 1 June 2016 , and these are the issues they are focusing on.

See how SA’s media are covering political parties this election

We have been monitoring the media coverage of contesting parties since June 2016 and here are the results so far

Activists urge caution on celebrating SABC journalists’ reinstatement

Media Monitoring Africa says the decision doesn’t mean SABC managers are going to change.

SABC in breach of court by sending ‘reinstated’ journos home - lobby group

Media Monitoring Africa says SABC is acting in breach of court order, by shutting the journalists out without yet having filed a formal notice of appeal.

Hlaudi’s Kill Bill: The slippery slide towards manipulating the news

In another act of defiance of due process and the law, the management of the SABC has terminated the employment of seven of the eight journalists who stood up against censorship at the public broadcaster. Another journalist has resigned, citing what he calls SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s “venomous tentacles” gripping the organisation.

South Africa: J&P commission urges government to intervene in broadcasting crisis

The South African Catholic Bishops Conference (SACBC) Justice and Peace Commission has called on the parliament to reconvene a committee on communications

Call for advertisers to pull ads from SABC over censorship

MEDIA Monitoring Africa has called on companies advertising on SABC to take a stand and withdraw their advertisements in protest against the editorial decisions which amounted to censorship.

MMA welcomes the interim interdict…with a measure of concern

MMA welcomes the interim interdict, with a measure of concern.  On the face of it this is an important victory for media freedom and the case of the SABC 8.  It is a great pity however that it has taken so much time and resources to reach a conclusion that was self evident from the word go.

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