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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

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.

MMA responds to SABC 8 dismissal

Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) condemns the latest illegal response by SABC management to summarily dismiss the 8 SABC journalists. The decision flies in the face of due process and the ruling by ICASA. To be clear they have been fired for showing legitimate dissent with a clearly offensive policy to ban coverage of protests. Then they exercised their rights to due process through appropriate legal avenues. For this they have been accused of their actions being “intolerable to management.”

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