UNESCO pledges support for community radio — Swazi Observer reports

The following article appears in the Swazi Observer newspaper on Friday 12 July, 2013. Click here to be redirected to the Swazi Observer website where the article was sourced from. By Nosipho Shongwe THE United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) yesterday shared guidelines with Community radio stations on how to access funding from the organisation duringContinue reading “UNESCO pledges support for community radio — Swazi Observer reports”

Community radio network launched in Swaziland

MISA-Swaziland Alert July 11 2013 A community radio network has been launched in Swaziland. The network, made up of several community radio lobby groups and NGOs, is campaigning for community radio stations in Swaziland. UNESCO associate project officer Lydia Gachungi, who made a presentation at the event, said from the SADC countries that UNESCO supports, Swaziland isContinue reading “Community radio network launched in Swaziland”

Media must respect and protect children — Swazi journalist

This article, by Swazi student and journalist Ian Lwazi Dlamini, forms part of a series on media and children. Ian wrote this article for MISA-Swaziland after attending a recent MISA and Save the Children training session on ethical media reporting of children. “The press has great power to affect the lives of millions of people.Continue reading “Media must respect and protect children — Swazi journalist”

Campaign for community radio in Swaziland

MISA-Swaziland e-Forum article Myles Mumford is a radio producer working at Lusweti, a health communications NGO in Swaziland. Myles recently helped a Swazi community radio campaign by recording local artists and producing a CD. All proceeds from the sale of CDs will go toward the campaign for community radio in Swaziland. Read on for Myles’ takeContinue reading “Campaign for community radio in Swaziland”

Cyber security laws discussed in Swaziland

MISA-Swaziland Alert 8 July 2013 Swaziland’s ministry of information, communication and technology is working on cyber security legislation. The ministry hosted a conference on July 3 2013, titled: “Transposition of SADC Cybersecurity Model Laws into National Laws for Swaziland, 2013.” Ministry of ICT principal secretary Sikelela Dlamini opened the conference, saying that cyber crime lawsContinue reading “Cyber security laws discussed in Swaziland”

Learning from the children: MISA and Save the Children media training

The Media Institute of Southern Africa in Swaziland (MISA-Swaziland) and Save the Children are running a training and research program on young people and the media. Over three days in June 2013 MISA-Swaziland trained nine journalists on how to report when young people are involved in the story. The training was part theoretical (reading over ethical guidelines on reportingContinue reading “Learning from the children: MISA and Save the Children media training”