Can community radio help create a more equal society?
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Can community radio help create a more equal society?

e-Forum article By MISA-Swaziland 31 May 2013 Community radio doesn’t exist in Swaziland. For over ten years, however, efforts have been made by a group of resilient people to bring this form of localised media to life. Board members from Swaziland’s Community Radio Network (CRN), a lobby group funded by NGOs, gathered at the University … Continue reading

Witness sheds light on Times of Swaziland defamation case
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Witness sheds light on Times of Swaziland defamation case

Swaziland Alert-Update Wednesday, 28 May 2013 New evidence has been heard in the defamation case against the Times of Swaziland, which resumed today after proceedings came to a halt earlier in the week owing to faulty recording equipment in the High Court. The matter before the court concerns an article published by Times of Swaziland on May … Continue reading

Times of Swaziland staff threaten protest, unhappy with management
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Times of Swaziland staff threaten protest, unhappy with management

MISA-Swaziland Alert 28 May 2013 Drivers who deliver Swaziland’s only privately owned newspaper Times of Swaziland have threatened protest action if management doesn’t resolve their grievances. The rival daily newspaper, state-owned Swazi Observer, yesterday reported “drivers have given management until tomorrow to meet their demands or they will bring the company’s operation to a halt”. … Continue reading

Defamation case against Times of Swaziland postponed, faulty court equipment
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Defamation case against Times of Swaziland postponed, faulty court equipment

MISA-Swaziland Alert 28 May 2013 A defamation case against Swaziland’s only privately owned newspaper was delayed yesterday, Monday 27 May, after it was revealed recording equipment at the High Court wasn’t working, according to local media reports. Gelane Simelane, who is Senate President as well as acting chief of the KoNtshingila area, is suing the … Continue reading

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Sight no barrier to rights: Constitution now available in braille

MISA-Swaziland Alert 24 May 2013  Blind and visually impaired people can now read the constitution after a braille version of the national document was released last Tuesday, May 14 2013, according to reports in the Swazi Observer on Wednesday 15 May, 2013. Thirty copies of the new brailed constitution were handed over to the association … Continue reading

MISA sets record straight with Swazi Observer editor
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MISA sets record straight with Swazi Observer editor

MISA-Swaziland letter to the Swazi Observer By Vuyisile Hlatshwayo, MISA-Swaziland National Director Monday 27 May, 2013 In his column IN THE BLUE CORNER (13/05/2013), Swazi Observer managing editor Mbongeni Mbingo branded MISA a brandy in a coke can; a throwback to the premier’s description of Sive Siyinqaba in the 1990s. Undeniably, The Nation is my brainchild. … Continue reading

MISA pledges solidarity with the Eastern Africa Journalists Association
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MISA pledges solidarity with the Eastern Africa Journalists Association

Media Institute of Southern Africa, Regional Office, Namibia Communiqué, 25 May 2013 The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) has pledged solidarity with the Eastern Africa Journalists Association (EAJA), applauding the association for its continued good work as it hosts a General Meeting and Strategy Conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Conference, which EAJA is organising in cooperation with … Continue reading