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Pornography, racism and genocide: cybercrime laws discussed in Swaziland

MISA-Swaziland, Alert-Update August 30 2013 If two consenting adults send each other naked photos of themselves, should they be charged under criminal law? What is the definition of child pornography? How do you defend yourself against such a charge? What kind of language would “lower the reputation” or hurt your feelings? And what does it … Continue reading

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Data Protection legislation on its way to Swazi parliament

MISA-Swaziland, Alert-Upate August 30 2013 Draft data protection and privacy legislation is being discussed at a two-day workshop in Swaziland, a small land-locked kingdom in southern Africa. The workshop is hosted by the ministry of information communication and technology, in partnership with the ministry of justice and constitutional affairs, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), and the European Union. About 40 … Continue reading

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We must protect our children from pests on social networks: Swaziland drafting cybercrime laws

MISA-Swaziland Alert August 30 2013 Three pieces of model SADC law on cybercrime are being “transposed” into local Swaziland legislation at a two-day workshop in the landlocked southern African kingdom. The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has developed model law – template legislation that countries can use as a guide when drafting their own pieces … Continue reading

OSISA journalism course open to Swazi journalists – International Journalists’ network
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OSISA journalism course open to Swazi journalists – International Journalists’ network

MISA-Swaziland e-Forum article The following information was originally posted on the International Journalists’ Network (IJN) website. Click here to be re-directed to that site. Midcareer journalists from Angola, Botswana, DRC, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe can apply for this course. The Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) and the Department of Media Technology at the … Continue reading

Lusweti’s ‘Songs of Hope’ at House on Fire, Saturday 7 September
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Lusweti’s ‘Songs of Hope’ at House on Fire, Saturday 7 September

MISA-Swaziland e-Forum article Swaziland health and communications NGO Lusweti is launching an album, ‘Sitawuphumelela — Songs of Hope’, at the country’s premier music venue House on Fire on Saturday 7 September. Local artists Bholoja, Floewe, Masikane, KrTC, Psycholution, Qibho and Sands, and Blacknote, amongst others, contributed to the album. These artists will perform live at the album launch; more acts are … Continue reading

Quality journalism requires a lot of reading – MISA
Media Alert / Speech

Quality journalism requires a lot of reading – MISA

The following speech was made by Vuyisile Hlatshwayo, national director of Swaziland’s Media Institute of Southern Africa, at a conference on free speech in Pretoria on August 20 2013. The conference was organised by the African Union’s Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, Media Institute of Southern Africa, and University of Pretoria’s Centre for Human … Continue reading

‘Watchdog’ case fails to take off again in Zambia
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‘Watchdog’ case fails to take off again in Zambia

Zambia Alert-Update Wednesday, 21 August 2013 Freelance journalist, Wilson Pondamali, who is suspected of having links to popular news website Zambian Watchdog, appeared in the Kabwe Magistrates Court on Wednesday, 21 August 2013, but the case failed to take off because no instructions were received from the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for the matter to proceed. … Continue reading