MISA and Save the Children to host regional awards in Zambia
Media Alert / Statement

MISA and Save the Children to host regional awards in Zambia

MISA Statement Wednesday 27 November, 2013 On Friday 29 November 2013, the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) and Save the Children International will host the second annual Regional Children’s Reporting Awards at 1800hrs at the Taj Pamodzi hotelin Lusaka, Zambia. MISA Regional Director, Ms Zoe Titus, said “the aim of the awards is to … Continue reading

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Magic found under football pitch as journalist beaten by fans in Swaziland

MISA-Swaziland Alert Tuesday 26 November, 2013 The Times of Swaziland, in its daily poll, has asked readers if they “think the use of muti by a football team helps their players of hinders them”? Muti is a traditional term used in parts of southern Africa. It can be loosely translated to mean “traditional medicine” and … Continue reading

Good healthcare an arm’s length away? The diagnosis on Swazi hospitals
e-Forum / Media Alert

Good healthcare an arm’s length away? The diagnosis on Swazi hospitals

MISA-Swaziland e-Forum article November 26, 2013 Georgina-Kate Adams is a British writer and founder of The Seed Africa, a crowdfunding NGO helping to educate girls. She is currently living in Swaziland, where, among other things, she encountered the country’s healthcare system. What can be said of a medical system where you are prescribed drugs without diagnosis? … Continue reading

e-Forum / Media Alert

STATEMENT: Swaziland Editors Forum elect new leadership

MISA-Swaziland e-Forum article November 18, 2013 The Swaziland Editors Forum has elected Mbongeni Mbingo its chairman for the next two years. At a special meeting at the Mountain Inn recently (on Saturday 9thNovember 2013) the forum also elected Martin Dlamini as Deputy Chairperson; Jabu Matsebula as Secretary General and Coordinator and Ncamsile Matsebula as Treasurer. The … Continue reading

Be respectful and mindful towards newspapers: Swaziland Editors Forum
e-Forum / Media Alert

Be respectful and mindful towards newspapers: Swaziland Editors Forum

MISA-Swaziland e-Forum article By e-Forum contributor Portia Magagula November 15, 2013 MBABANE — Swaziland Editors Forum deputy Martin Dlamini addressed the issue of freedom of expression in the media at a meeting between editors and civil leaders yesterday morning. Dlamini, who is also managing editor of Times of Swaziland, said efforts are made to get as many voices as possible into the … Continue reading

Editors and civil society meet in Swaziland
e-Forum / Media Alert

Editors and civil society meet in Swaziland

MISA-Swaziland e-Forum article By e-Forum contributor Portia Magagula November 15, 2013 MBABANE — Swaziland’s Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA-Swaziland) hosted a meeting of editors and civil society leaders at the City Court lodge yesterday morning. The gathering was sponsored by the US Embassy in Swaziland. MISA advocacy officer, Phakama Shili, who organised the event, said … Continue reading

e-Forum / Media Alert

PUDEMO warns teachers union, attacks media

MISA-Swaziland e-Forum article The below is a statement issued by Peoples United Democratic Movement (PUDEMO). It appears here in MISA-Swaziland’s e-Forum, an ‘online space’ for news and information on Swaziland’s civil society and NGO sector — and for more general news and information on media freedom. The e-Forum is a practical expression of MISA-Swaziland’s mission to promote free speech and access to information.  PUDEMO … Continue reading