Resources - Booklet

Booklets are informational and showcase human rights and media issues and/or the work of Media Monitoring Africa.

Reporting on Children in the Context of HIV/AIDS: A Journalist’s Resource

In the context of widespread HIV/AIDS and poverty, this booklet provides reference information about children affected by HIV/AIDS and related policy issues, which need urgent and in-depth coverage by the media. With the imperative to “put children first”,this booklet challenges some of the limitations and misleading messages in current coverage, and offers a resource list to help media with the task of shaping an appropriate national response to children affected by the epidemic.

How does the news get into a newspaper?

This children’s resource is in the form of a slideshow explains the news process from the time of an event until the reader gets the newspaper. Colourful, clear pictures illustrate this process for children aged 9 to 13 years. Posters are available for schools showing this process.

Monitoring Made Easy - Gender

The Monitoring Made Easy (MME) tool is an African first. It will enable any human rights organisation to monitor how gender is represented in print and broadcast media. By using the MME software, you will be able to produce almost instant results based on best-practice media monitoring methodologies developed by the Media Monitoring Project. You will be able to analyse and challenge media coverage of gender, as well as, evaluate the impact of your organisation’s media campaigns. Apply Media Monitoring Project’s world class methodologies in your organisation today!

Monitoring Made Easy Gender

The Monitoring Made Easy (MME) tool is an African first. It will enable any human rights organisation to monitor how gender is represented in print and broadcast media. By using the MME software, you will be able to produce almost instant results based on best-practice media monitoring methodologies developed by the Media Monitoring Project. You will be able to analyse and challenge media coverage of gender, as well as, evaluate the impact of your organisation’s media campaigns.

Reporting on Children in the Context of HIV/AIDS: A Journalist’s Resource

In the context of widespread HIV/AIDS and poverty, this booklet provides reference information about children affected by HIV/AIDS and related policy issues, which need urgent and in-depth coverage by the media. With the imperative to “put children first”,this booklet challenges some of the limitations and misleading messages in current coverage, and offers a resource list to help media with the task of shaping an appropriate national response to children affected by the epidemic.

A Resource Kit for Journalists: Children’s Media Mentoring Project

This resource kit provides journalists with the necessary information to enable children’s voices to become a part of daily media coverage, without violating children’s rights, South African laws, or international norms and standards. The resource kit is designed to allow journalists and editors easy access to guidelines and laws during the production of news. We hope that you will use this resource, and the valuable information contained within it, to help to bring more children’s voices into the South African media, in positive ways, which do not harm children.

All Sides of the Story

The media plays an important role in protecting and promoting children’s rights, and in many instances, in exposing their abuse and their triumphs. The South African Constitution guarantees freedom of expression, including freedom of the press and other media, and access to information. These rights do not stand alone, however. The right to privacy, dignity, and specific rights protecting children are also constitutionally guaranteed. Satisfying the public’s right to hear stories about and affecting children, while at the same time respecting children’s rights to privacy and dignity, is a delicate and difficult balancing act. Journalists reporting on children are confronted with ethical dilemmas of an extraordinarily complex and diverse nature. This guide reflects these difficulties whilst providing journalists with a resource to deal with them.

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