Alert / Media Alert

Shining a light on Swaziland’s dubious radio deal

MISA-Swaziland Alert 4 June 2013 The Nation, Swaziland’s independent monthly magazine, is asking how the government granted a broadcasting company a commercial radio licence when it is unclear whether enabling legislation exists to allow such a deal. In the June 2013 edition, Nimrod Mabuza, assistant editor and reporter for The Nation, says Africa Unite FM … Continue reading

Food for votes poisons democracy
Constitutionally Speaking / Media Alert

Food for votes poisons democracy

Phakama Shili, advocacy officer at Swaziland’s Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA-Swaziland), writes a weekly column, ‘Constitutionally Speaking’, about human rights and democracy for the daily newspaper Swazi Observer.  The article below appeared in the Swazi Observer on May 30 2013. You will find all of Phakama’s ‘Constitutionally Speaking’  articles when you click here.  It is an honour … Continue reading

Alert / Media Alert

Journalist punished by editor, spends night in office

MISA-Swaziland Alert Tuesday, 4 June 2013 The Swazi Observer, a daily newspaper, reports on June 4 2013 that a journalist at the rival daily Times of Swaziland “spent a night in the newsroom as a form of punishment by his supervisor”. Swaziland’s Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA-Swaziland), a press freedom NGO, has spoken to … Continue reading