Culture of rape ‘taken root in the fibres of the fabric’ of Swaziland, says newspaper

MISA-Swaziland | Alert February 21 2014 Rape is a big problem in Swaziland. The Times of Swaziland, in today’s editorial, commented on the recent trial of man who raped a 53-year-old woman. The man received 12 years in jail for his crime. “Unapologetic sentences of this nature may well be the deterrent that rapists need. TheContinue reading “Culture of rape ‘taken root in the fibres of the fabric’ of Swaziland, says newspaper”

We are entering an ‘abyss of despair’ – Times of Swaziland

MISA-Swaziland | Alert February 21 2014 The Times of Swaziland, the kingdom’s only privately owned daily newspaper, says the country’s economy has recovered from an “economic nightmare” but still faces challenges. “As with all recovery periods it cannot be expected to immediately flex its financial muscle, at least not until it has been determined thatContinue reading “We are entering an ‘abyss of despair’ – Times of Swaziland”

MISA celebrated radio day

MISA-Regional | Statement February 21 2014 WINDHOEK NAMIBIA – On 13 February 2014, the Media Institute of Southern African (MISA) joins the rest of the world to mark the third annual World Radio Day, and to celebrate radio as a medium and the positive impact it has around the world. The theme of this year’s WorldContinue reading “MISA celebrated radio day”

‘Stop telling us we don’t have equal opportunities’ – Swazi girls want leadership

MISA Swaziland | Training February 20 2013 Girls in Swaziland are yearning for women in positions of power to share knowledge and offer assistance, according to a Swazi Observer article that stemmed from a MISA and COSPE training session on women’s rights. The training was held in Swaziland’s commercial capital Manzini on February 12 2014. InContinue reading “‘Stop telling us we don’t have equal opportunities’ – Swazi girls want leadership”

Cops save journalists in Swaziland

MISA-Swaziland | Alert February 10 2014 A mob “virtually abducted” journalists who were trying to take photos of a bus that was involved in a shooting last Friday 7 February. The Times of Swaziland Sunday, a weekly newspaper, says that without the help of local police the journalists would have faced an even more dangerousContinue reading “Cops save journalists in Swaziland”

Cop kills man on bus in Swaziland

MISA-Swaziland | Alert February 10 2014 A plain-clothed policeman shot a suspected thief on a public bus in Swaziland on Friday  7 February. The Times of Swaziland Sunday, a weekly newspaper, reported that “a man suspected to have stolen copper wire was shot dead aboard a bus, allegedly by a police officer”. According to theContinue reading “Cop kills man on bus in Swaziland”

MISA joins campaign to free detained Al Jazeera journalists

MISA-Regional | Statement February 10 2014 The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) has joined journalists, activists and civil society organisations from all over the world in calling for the release of three Al Jazeera journalists currently detained in Egypt. The three journalists – Peter Greste, Mohammed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed – have been detainedContinue reading “MISA joins campaign to free detained Al Jazeera journalists”

African freedom of expression organisations demand safety of journalists on the continent

MISA-Regional | Statement February 6 2014 The newly established freedom of expression network, African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) has deplored the current state of attacks, arrests, detentions, incarcerations and harassments meted out to journalists while on their job in many countries on the continent. The network specifically notes the troubling conditions in Eritrea, Ethiopia,Continue reading “African freedom of expression organisations demand safety of journalists on the continent”

MISA-Swaziland runs training session, generates debate on women’s rights

MISA Swaziland | Training February 6 2013 Swaziland’s Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA-Swaziland), in partnership with human rights NGO COSPE, is running three training sessions for journalists in February on women’s rights. The first session was held yesterday in Mbabane, the capital. Six journalists attended the practical training session, where they are encouraged toContinue reading “MISA-Swaziland runs training session, generates debate on women’s rights”

Sikhuphe Airport: timeline of failed promises

MISA-Swaziland | Alert February 4 2014 Swaziland has been promised a new airport for many years. Many have questioned whether a new airport is the best way for the country to spend its money. Bertram Stewart, principal security in the ministry of economic planning and development, has reportedly told journalists that he is not accountableContinue reading “Sikhuphe Airport: timeline of failed promises”