The Media Monitoring Project filed a complaint against the Daily Voice about the coverage of children in a child pornography feature. We also highlighted this case of bad coverage and launched a petition against it. The Daily Voice approached MMP for a settlement to the complaint. The settlement compels the Daily Voice to:
- Ensure that the children get counseling,
- Submit its protocol on publication relating to children to the MMP and to Child Line for contributions,
- Participate in the course for journalists, “Reporting Children in the Media” presented by MMP at Wits University.
The agreement is presented here as it was sent to the Press Ombudsman.