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Media matters - online or broadcast?

Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) Media Matters online initiative, launched three months ago, has built a strong following both on Facebook and Twitter, so the organisation is concerned that the SABC3's new media, marketing and current affairs programme, which launched over the weekend, is also being called "Media Matters."

The organisation feels the confusion that this may cause is not helpful.

As the MMA tagline suggests, the focus of its project is "Debating South Africa's Media" by [https://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/196/466/52141.html facilitating discussions]] on media issues. In the last month it has launched a number of new initiatives to continue raising the profile of the online project. It now publishes a Media Monday Bulletin and in order to encourage and recognise engagement in media issues, a new MMC or Media Matters Contributor is appointed every Monday.

In a further effort to encourage and understanding of media matters, child media monitors from three Johannesburg primary schools, Parkhurst Primary, Park Senior Primary and Troyville Primary will take part in a roundtable discussion with Redi Tlhabi on Talk Radio 702 at 10am on Tuesday 30 November 2010. Other guests will be Ray Hartley, editor of Sunday Times, Katy Katopodis, editor of 702 Eyewitness News and Jovial Rantao, deputy editor of The Star. Up for discussion will be 'How South Africa's media reports on children?'


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