Media Monitoring Africa

 
Internet access has become a human right, data inquiry hears
Internet access has become a human right, data inquiry hears
The need to communicate and access the internet has become a human right in South Africa and should be treated as such, Media Monitoring Africa has...
SABC’s policy still so Hlaudi
SABC’s policy still so Hlaudi
‘If it ain’t broke, why fix it?” asked the SABC’s policy head at the final round of its public hearings on the broadcaster’s editorial...
SABC editorial hearings draw to a close, public submissions extended
SABC editorial hearings draw to a close, public submissions extended
The deadline for written submissions from the public regarding the SABC’s draft editorial policies has been extended to August 31.
What you hear may not be what you SABC
What you hear may not be what you SABC
Civil society organisations are challenging the SABC’s decision to restrict its protest coverage, but it’s unclear what effect the partial ban...
Media ignores 'citizens agenda' in election coverage
Media ignores 'citizens agenda' in election coverage
The media has largely ignored issues such as protests, the justice system, and gender in favour of a focus on political party campaigning while...
NGOs: Children's rights forgotten in election manifestos
NGOs: Children's rights forgotten in election manifestos
Children's rights to education, healthcare and services are not picketed and protested over nor considered an election issue by communities...
Sunshine moves from weather report to news bulletins
Sunshine moves from weather report to news bulletins
Sunshine will soon officially move from the weather report into the news bulletins at the SABC – and there will be at least 70% of it. The...
Overhaul of self-regulation on the cards
Overhaul of self-regulation on the cards
In a clear response to the threat of a statutory media appeals tribunal, the South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) is setting up an...
SABC vs M&G: Watchdog calls for cool heads
SABC vs M&G: Watchdog calls for cool heads
The latest in the South African Broadcasting Corporation's fight against the BCCSA ruling on unfair reporting in favour of the Mail & Guardian has seen Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) warning on Monday that the issue could pose a serious threat to media freedom in South...
Media punishment should be 'proportionate'
Media punishment should be 'proportionate'
Punishment given to newspapers for irresponsible reporting should be "proportionate" to the harm caused, said Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) on...

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