News - MMA in the Media

MMA’s “MoJo” an African News Innovation Challenge winner

The 2012 winners of the African News Innovation Challenge (ANIC) were announced on 27 November 2012, and Media Monitoring Africa (MMA)‘s entry made the cut. Titled “MoJo: Keeping media honest by monitoring online journalism”, the innovative idea will use a user-friendly toolkit of analytical software for African media-monitoring projects and other civic watchdogs. The innovation will help improve media professionalism by keeping the media honest, detecting online censorship and exposing plagiarism.

The ANIC contest was organized by the African Media Initiative (AMI), and will see twenty African media innovators receive a total of $1 million to develop digital projects that improve the quality of news across the continent. Open this entry to see the full list of the winners and what other amazing project ideas made the cut.

SABC showing repeats and more repeats – study

The public broadcaster, the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), is constantly feeding the South African public a steady diet of old programmes and repeats, according to a new research study conducted by Media Monitoring Africa (MMA). The research report, titled “Lack of Diversity (Repeat)” will be launched by MMA on Thursday, 30 August 2012.

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.

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