The South African Constitution guarantees freedom of expression, including freedom of the press and other media, and access to information. However, these rights do not stand alone. The rights to privacy and dignity, and the specific rights protecting children are also constitutionally guaranteed.

Thus, journalists reporting on children are confronted with ethical dilemmas of an extraordinarily complex and diverse nature. In order to assist the process, the Media Monitoring Project has adopted a code
and guidelines for reporting on children.

Click here to read the pdf version.