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Media Monitoring Africa releases periodic media analysis pieces looking at current issues in the media though a human rights lens.

Category: Child trafficking [REMOVE]

MMA Adresses Sunday Times’ Misreporting of Human Trafficking

Sunday Times published “Women tells of ordeal as drug-mule slave” on January 15th, 2012, which told the story of a women who was essentially trafficked for the purpose of forced drug trafficking, which the piece failed to mention. MMA addressed this to the editor along with other ethical dilemma’s that MMA felt the piece presented. Sunday Times Public Editor Joe Latakgomo then wrote about in his editorial on Sunday February 12th, 2012.

Ukuthwala, Human Trafficking & The Media

Forced marriage falls under the purpose of exploitation in the definition of human trafficking.

By international law, and in accordance with the parameters for human trafficking set out by the UN; like forced marriage in other parts of the world, such as the Middle East, Central Asia and Eastern Europe, the practice of ukuthwala as it is being used to perpetrate these crimes today in South Africa is most certainly classifiable as human trafficking.

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