Children & the media

Children and the media

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MISA strives to build the capacity of the media in southern Africa to report positively, informatively and from a base of knowledge and advocacy on child rights issues.

This is particularly important in southern Africa where more than 50 per cent of the population in many countries is below the age of 18, increasing the importance of the youth vote, both regionally and internationally.

MISA has partnered with Save the Children International to create opportunities and safe spaces for the production of children’s media, sensitise journalists on child rights, develop codes of ethics for reporting on children’s issues and rights and promote fair, honest and accurate reporting on the experience of childhood.

Children’s Reporting Awards

Each year, MISA invites journalists in southern Africa to submit their child-focused reporting for consideration for the Media Institute for Southern Africa’s (MISA) annual Regional Children’s Reporting Awards.