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Sexwale divorce: The naming of names is a difficult matter, writes William Bird

William Bird, Director of Media Monitoring Africa (MMA), discusses the dynamics of the naming of parties involved in a divorce case and the publication of details thereof by the media. Using the Tokyo Sexwale divorce story as published by The Star and Sunday Times newspapers, Bird discusses the rights and the wrongs of publishing such information and what the law says regarding such publication.

A reason to celebrate: MMA’s William Bird comments on the launch of the PFC report

William Bird, director of Media Monitoring Africa (MMA), says that the launch of the Press Freedom Commission (PFC)‘s report on press regulation in South Africa is significant for a number of reasons, and pays specific attention to the inclusion of a dedicated section on children by the new press code as recommended by the Commission. According to Bird, we all have great reason to feel good about the future of South Africa’s media thanks to the new press code.

Saturday Star publishes MMA’s insiders insight into SA’s anti-traffciking efforts
MMA's Child Protection & Trafficking Programme Head, Melanie Hamman and has followed up her article in Saturday Star (11/02/2012 p.11) with a second article that gives more of an insiders insight into the progress made in efforts to begin to combat this highly complex issue in South Africa.
Saturday Star tells MMA’s Tangled Trafficking Tale

MMA’s Child Protection & Trafficking programme head, Melanie Hamman, was recently published in the Saturday Star (11/02/2012, p11) In the article Melanie speaks about the subtle hidden crime of human trafficking in South Africa.How when it occurs and is even reported on it is seldom seen or identified; and the importance of exposing it whenever it is found.

The Children’s News Agency - A chance for us to reclaim our dignity

Entitled, A chance for us to reclaim our dignity, this article was featured in The Times, page 7, on Monday 26 September 2011.

Child journalist: Manthipe Moila for Media Monitoring Africa’s The Children’s News Agency  wink

See original article: (scanned insert included — read more) rolleyes

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