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Three lessons for Mr Hlaudi Motsoeneng…

We at Media Monitoring Africa have been monitoring the media in South Africa for the past 23 years and have learnt that crime is not a specialty in our field. Media monitoring is important in that it reveals trends of media coverage on particular issues. It allows one to provide evidence rather than spread baseless accusations: It is on this basis that we would like to share the following three lessons with you

Xenophobia and the media

While we can understand the challenges, unless all of us and our media find ways of reporting these issues on an ongoing and consistent basis where stereotypes are challenged, we will find ourselves in the same place again asking the same question, why?

MMA, SOS: Support Public Broadcasting Coalition join Caxton in Action on SABC & Multichoice Deal

On the 17th of February 2015, MMA and SOS joined Caxton Publishers in an application to the Competition Tribunal in which we call on Multichoice and the SABC to notify the Competition Tribunal of a Merger. The application is focused on the deal between Multichoice and the SABC, entered into in 2013,and set to last to 2018.

Poor media reporting on a bullying incident goes viral

Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) is appalled by the media coverage of the Vukuzakhe High School, Kwa-Zulu Natal bullying incident. MMA calls on the media who have published this video to do the honourable and ethical thing and take it down.

MMA concerned about media reporting on alleged rape incident at Northern Cape Agricultural School

Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) calls on the media to be more cautious when reporting on the alleged rape incident at the Northern Cape Agricultural School.

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