Wednesday, December 04, 2019

Media coverage in Southern Africa

Media coverage is dominated by the speeches and activities of the national party leaders, analysts’ commentary and opinion polls. If communities appear, it is when violent protests erupt
Research has shown that the mainstream media have a blind spot when it comes to community perspectives. into coverage of the 2012 marikana Massacre in which police shot 34 striking miners dead, showed how the media ignored the voices of the striking miners. This led to a serious distortion of initial reporting. other reports has focused on the wider absence of poor people’s voices from media coverage.

it is questions like these that actually need to be answered , does the media still set the agenda? if ye is it in the intrest of the public?

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