The Case for Community Radio: MISA Chairman’s speech at network launch

The following speech was delivered by Alec Lushaba, Chairman of MISA-Swaziland’s National Governing Council, at the launch of the community radio network at the George Hotel in Manzini, July 11 2013. MISA-Swaziland, as a media freedom NGO, is honoured to be assisting with today’s launch of Swaziland’s Community Radio Network. The Network is an associationContinue reading “The Case for Community Radio: MISA Chairman’s speech at network launch”

A new beginning in the campaign for community radio in Swaziland

The following speech was delivered by Ambrose Zwane, national coordinator of Swaziland’s community radio network, at the network’s launch at the George Hotel in Manzini, July 11 2013.  Swaziland and Zimbabwe are the only countries that has not yet opened the airwaves for the community radio sector. In past 15 years Lubombo Community Radio hasContinue reading “A new beginning in the campaign for community radio in Swaziland”

UNESCO pledges support for community radio — Swazi Observer reports

The following article appears in the Swazi Observer newspaper on Friday 12 July, 2013. Click here to be redirected to the Swazi Observer website where the article was sourced from. By Nosipho Shongwe THE United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) yesterday shared guidelines with Community radio stations on how to access funding from the organisation duringContinue reading “UNESCO pledges support for community radio — Swazi Observer reports”

Community radio network launched in Swaziland

MISA-Swaziland Alert July 11 2013 A community radio network has been launched in Swaziland. The network, made up of several community radio lobby groups and NGOs, is campaigning for community radio stations in Swaziland. UNESCO associate project officer Lydia Gachungi, who made a presentation at the event, said from the SADC countries that UNESCO supports, Swaziland isContinue reading “Community radio network launched in Swaziland”

Campaign for community radio in Swaziland

MISA-Swaziland e-Forum article Myles Mumford is a radio producer working at Lusweti, a health communications NGO in Swaziland. Myles recently helped a Swazi community radio campaign by recording local artists and producing a CD. All proceeds from the sale of CDs will go toward the campaign for community radio in Swaziland. Read on for Myles’ takeContinue reading “Campaign for community radio in Swaziland”

Can community radio help create a more equal society?

e-Forum article By MISA-Swaziland 31 May 2013 Community radio doesn’t exist in Swaziland. For over ten years, however, efforts have been made by a group of resilient people to bring this form of localised media to life. Board members from Swaziland’s Community Radio Network (CRN), a lobby group funded by NGOs, gathered at the UniversityContinue reading “Can community radio help create a more equal society?”

Anti-social or social community? How young people use social media in Swaziland

MISA-Swaziland | Research July 9 2014 Nomsa Dlamini (15) is ensconced in a black leather lounge suite, seemingly oblivious to the lively chitchat of her two playful siblings in the spacious living room. Lost in her newfound fantasy world, her nimble thumbs seem to be the ones doing all the talking, deftly punching the tinyContinue reading “Anti-social or social community? How young people use social media in Swaziland”

Shining a light on Swaziland’s dubious radio deal

MISA-Swaziland Alert 4 June 2013 The Nation, Swaziland’s independent monthly magazine, is asking how the government granted a broadcasting company a commercial radio licence when it is unclear whether enabling legislation exists to allow such a deal. In the June 2013 edition, Nimrod Mabuza, assistant editor and reporter for The Nation, says Africa Unite FMContinue reading “Shining a light on Swaziland’s dubious radio deal”

So this is democracy? Media freedom in Swaziland continues to come under threat in 2013

MISA-Swaziland’s Annual Statement on the Media for 2013 This article forms part of the Media Institute of Southern Africa’s report on the state of media freedom in the region in 2013 — So this is Democracy? To read this article in PDF click here and to read the regional overview click here In Swaziland, 2013 sawContinue reading “So this is democracy? Media freedom in Swaziland continues to come under threat in 2013”