Braving the Breast to beat cancer in Swaziland – the day in pictures (part 1)

MISA-Swaziland e-Forum article October 28 2013 Last week Swaziland’s Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA-Swaziland) spoke with the Breast and Cervical Cancer Network (SBCCN) as they were preparing for their annual fundraising event. As predicted over 1,000 people turned up to the fun-run/walk on Saturday 26 October to show support for preventing and treating breast andContinue reading “Braving the Breast to beat cancer in Swaziland – the day in pictures (part 1)”

Two journalists suspended in Zambia, one chooses early retirement

MISA-Zambia Alert 22 October 2013 The following Media Alert was prepared by MISA-Zambia. Contact Jane Chirwa at info@misazambia.org.zm for more information.  Times of Zambia has suspend News Editor Enock Ngoma and Chief Reporter Kaiko Namusa over a missing document that is said to have been faxed to Times Managing Editor Godfrey Malama from the Ministry of Information PermanentContinue reading “Two journalists suspended in Zambia, one chooses early retirement”

MISA encourages new newspaper to print media Ombudsman details, publisher’s details in newspaper

MISA-Swaziland Alert Monday 21 October, 2013 Swaziland’s Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA-Swaziland) encourages the country’s new Sunday newspaper, Sunday Observer, to publish the contact details for the media Ombudsman on page one of the newspaper. While the newspaper does publish details of its internal complaints contact details, MISA-Swaziland believes the public deserve the contactContinue reading “MISA encourages new newspaper to print media Ombudsman details, publisher’s details in newspaper”

Editor of new newspaper speaks to MISA-Swaziland

MISA-Swaziland Alert Monday 21 October, 2013 Swaziland has a new Sunday newspaper — the Sunday Observer. It is published by the Swazi Observer Group of Newspapers, which is owned by an investment fund called Tibiyo Taka Ngwane. This fund is controlled by King Mswati III “in trust for the Swazi nation”. The first edition appeared yesterday, SundayContinue reading “Editor of new newspaper speaks to MISA-Swaziland”

Swaziland has a new newspaper – the ‘Sunday Observer’

MISA-Swaziland Alert Monday 21 October, 2013 The Swazi Observer Group of Newspapers has a new publication, the Sunday Observer.  The weekly newspaper first appeared yesterday, Sunday 20 October, 2013, leading with a front page story on newly-elected MP Jan Sithole, a long-standing democracy activist. The headline read: “Changing the system from within: CAN JAN WORK?”Continue reading “Swaziland has a new newspaper – the ‘Sunday Observer’”

Small steps make big difference: Swaziland Breast Cancer Network hosting annual ‘Brave the Breast Challenge’ on Saturday 26 October

MISA-Swaziland e-Forum article October 18 2013 Can you brave the breast? This is the question Swaziland’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Network (SBCCN) is asking as it prepares for its annual fundraising event. On Saturday 26 October they hope to see over 1,000 people taking part in the Brave the Breast Challenge, held on the footstepsContinue reading “Small steps make big difference: Swaziland Breast Cancer Network hosting annual ‘Brave the Breast Challenge’ on Saturday 26 October”

Information is power, citizens should have access to information: MISA-Swaziland

MISA-Swaziland Speech Thursday 16 October, 2013 The following speech was delivered by Vuyisile Hlatshwayo, national director of Swaziland’s Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA-Swaziland), at a recent Access to Information awards ceremony. I thank you for honouring our invitation on such a short notice. I also want to thank all those who participated in ourContinue reading “Information is power, citizens should have access to information: MISA-Swaziland”

‘This award will help us become more transparent’ – MISA-Swaziland hosts Access to Information awards ceremony

MISA-Swaziland Alert October 16 2013 “Citizens have a right to know and a right to information. Information is power. Citizens need information to make informed decisions and choices in life.” These are the words of MISA-Swaziland’s national director Vuyisile Hlatshwayo, speaking at a press conference on October 16 2013 for the release of this year’sContinue reading “‘This award will help us become more transparent’ – MISA-Swaziland hosts Access to Information awards ceremony”

Times of Swaziland editor sacked for ‘breaching company policy’, says Swazi Observer

Maqhawe Nxumalo, news editor at Swaziland’s only independently-owned newspaper Times of Swaziland, has been fired. Rival daily newspaper, Swazi Observer, reported yesterday: “Nxumalo, who was serving suspension for about two months, was fired after being found guilty of breaching company policy.” The Swazi Observer also reports on some of the reasons for the sacking. “Some of theContinue reading “Times of Swaziland editor sacked for ‘breaching company policy’, says Swazi Observer”

Swazi MP calls for free speech to be allowed in parliament

MISA-Swaziland Alert October 11 2013 Jan Sithole, recently elected Swaziland’s member of parliament, has “demanded that there be freedom of speech in Parliament”, according to local newspaper Times of Swaziland. The Times of Swaziland report says the MP-elect for Manzini North “described MPs of the last term as victims during their term of office becauseContinue reading “Swazi MP calls for free speech to be allowed in parliament”