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On a weekly basis, Media Monitoring Africa elects and writes about stories which violate or support child’s rights in the news. Read more.

Category: Media Freedom and Performance [REMOVE]

Young Journalists hold political party leaders accountable

Media Monitoring Africa congratulates both The New Age and Agence France-Press(AFP) for the article titled “Child journos grill Communist Party bigwigs” (14/11/2012, p.21). The article is not only child-centred and empowering, but it also shows how children can participate meaningfully in the media and the society at large.

Relate gets a MAD for violating legislation by identifying a child rape victim

It is with great worry and disappointment that Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) selects SABC 1’s programme Relate, for a MAD, for failing to respect the rights to dignity and privacy of a minor in one of their episodes. The 17 year old girl identified in the show was both a victim of rape and a witness to a criminal case. Two facts that the show clearly failed to take into consideration. Following this legal transgression, a complaint against the show was filed by MMA. Please read the commentary for further details and to get SABC’s Manager of Compliance, Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Fakir Hassen’s side of the story.

A stolen baby, a well known trafficking route – A red flag

MMA raises a red flag on two stories published by The New Age which missed an opportunity to identify a kidnapping story as possible human trafficking. Included in the commentary is a response from news agency, African Eye News Service (AENS), which supplied one of the stories selected for a MAD.

Saturday Star shows how pre-schoolers are particularly vulnerable

The article “Starving before school-going age” (Saturday Star, 01/10/2011, p.11) by Sheree Bega was selected as a GLAD for focusing on a concerning issue relevant to children of pre-school going age.

There are ways to prevent teen suicide, so says The New Age

The New Age receives a GLAD for its article which addresses the prevention of teenage suicide.

Photographs by Beeld violate the dignity and privacy of grieving children and their families

Photographs accompanying an article by Beeld have been selected for a MAD for violating the right to privacy and dignity of children attending a memorial service.

Mail & Guardian depicts challenges in SA’s education system and children’s learning frustrations

Mail & Guardian receives a GLAD for its insightful and critical article that reflects on challenges in South Africa’s education system.

Sowetan gets a MAD for indirectly identifying children involved in a murder case

An article by Sowetan receives a MAD for indirectly identifying children involved in a murder case and further failing to provide context by probing reasons behind one of the children’s alleged violent behaviour after his father’s death.

The New Age commended for paying considerable thought and extreme care in reporting on children

Two articles by The New Age share a GLAD for demonstrating extreme care in reporting on convicted mothers and their children who were born in jail.

The Citizen misses the broader picture

An article by The Citizen has been selected for a MAD for its insensitive picture and for failing to provide a nuanced and in-depth coverage of the eviction of 2000 people from a derelict building.

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