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MISA presents the 3rd annual report on "Children in the media report - an analysis"

the 3rd annual report on
© UNICEF Mozambique
The 3rd annual report on "Children in the media - an analysis"

MAPUTO, Mozambique, 15 August 2011 – At the School of Communication and Arts (ECA) at UEM last Friday, the Media Institute of Southern Africa, more commonly known as MISA, presented the 3rd annual report on "Children in the media - an analysis".

The report is an analysis of more than 1,600 articles published on children and children's issues in 2010. It takes stock of the state and progress of reporting on children and children's rights in the Mozambican media and documents achievements, challenges and trends. The report also highlights the main issues addressed by the media, such as child poverty, deprivations, disparities and the situation of vulnerable children.

Jesper Morch
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UNICEF Representative Jesper Morch addressing the audience at the presentation of the report.

The report points to a need to strengthen the variety in press coverage and to contextualize issues by deepening the analysis presented in news articles and by focusing on solutions as well as problems. In his address to the audience of journalists, academics and students, UNICEF Mozambique Representative Jesper Morch highlighted the progress and continued development of Rede de Comunicadores Amigos da Criança (RECAC), a network of journalists trained in and focused on children's issues supported by MISA. Alfredo Libombo, Executive Director of MISA, and Fernando Gonçalves, Editor of Savana, also expanded on the social role and responsibility of journalists.

During the presentation of the report, the 2010 award for children's reporting was given to journalist Adriano Biquiuane of Radio Mozambique for excellent reporting on the challenges faced by OVC in the resettlement camps in Mutarara.

For more information, please contact:

Arild Drivdal, UNICEF Mozambique, tel. (+258) 21 481 100; email:

Gabriel Pereira, UNICEF Mozambique, tel. (+258) 21 481 100; email:



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