Press Release: MISA’s Women to Watch in 2014

MISA-Regional | Statement March 8 2014 MISA announces their Women to Watch in 2014 WINDHOEK, NAMIBIA –The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) today announced the first annual MISA’s Women to Watch, to mark International Women’s Day, which is celebrated around the world on 8 March each year. MISA is honouring 12 dynamic­­ and inspirational southern African womenContinue reading “Press Release: MISA’s Women to Watch in 2014”

He is (not) a spineless politician who always does what he is told – former Swazi politician sues newspaper

MISA-Swaziland | Alert March 5 2014 The former deputy prime minister of the Kingdom of Swaziland was yesterday awarded E200,000 ($US20,000) in an out-of-court settlement against the country’s only privately owned daily newspaper. The details of the case appear in today’s Swazi Observer, a daily newspaper effectively owned by the nation’s ruler King Mswati III.Continue reading “He is (not) a spineless politician who always does what he is told – former Swazi politician sues newspaper”

Cops beat and detain students in Swaziland

MISA-Swaziland | Alert March 5 2014 Local media in Swaziland reported that police “manhandled” and “detained” students at a high school in the country’s capital Mbabane as the students protested against the school’s decision to suspend sporting activities. According to two daily newspapers, the school yesterday called the police after students started their impromptu protest.Continue reading “Cops beat and detain students in Swaziland”

King saves journalists after scuffle breaks out

MISA-Swaziland | Alert March 4 2014 Local media reported that King Mswati III, Swaziland’s ruler since 1986, told security officials to stop harassing journalists during a traditional festival. “His Majesty the King came to the rescue of journalists who were covering the marula festival at Hlane after they were occasionally harassed by security officials,” reportedContinue reading “King saves journalists after scuffle breaks out”