Children are ‘sick and tired’ of being portrayed negatively in the media and have urged the Press Council of South Africa to make amendments to its regulatory system.
Children from Park Senior Primary School, Johannesburg, one of the schools working with Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) as part of its Children’s Media Monitoring Project (CMMP), are of the view that the media focus on ‘bad’ stories and never published the ‘good’ ones.
A 12-year old, Branden Molotsi, argues out that, “The media doesn’t take us seriously. We are not given the chance to speak our minds. This might surprise you, but we have a lot to say about the world around us... just give us a chance.”
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