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. TheContinue reading “STATEMENT: Swaziland Editors Forum elect new leadership”

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 theContinue reading “Be respectful and mindful towards newspapers: Swaziland Editors Forum”

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, saidContinue reading “Editors and civil society meet in Swaziland”

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.  PUDEMOContinue reading “PUDEMO warns teachers union, attacks media”

Braving the Breast to beat cancer in Swaziland – the day in pictures (part 2)

MISA-Swaziland e-Forum article November 5 2013 On Saturday 26 October Swaziland’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Network (SBCCN) held its annual fundraising event — a fun run/walk to raise money to prevent and treat cancer in Swaziland. Over 1,000 people turned up for the challenge. Some did the 5km round-trip to nearby Mantenga Falls, others trekked up andContinue reading “Braving the Breast to beat cancer in Swaziland – the day in pictures (part 2)”

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)”

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”

Mahlanya Maketh the Man: Kwakha Indvodza brings community together

MISA-Swaziland e-Forum article MAHLANYA, Swaziland | Sat 5 October, 2013 Over 300 people poured into the Mahlanya Fun Day on Saturday to enjoy a good dose of food, music and sport – not to mention the fashion. Swaziland’s Media Institute of Southern Africa went along to see what all the fun about… The warm weather matchedContinue reading “Mahlanya Maketh the Man: Kwakha Indvodza brings community together”

PUDEMO praises ‘mature’ Princess Sikhanyiso, condemns her Twitter shut-down

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.  TheContinue reading “PUDEMO praises ‘mature’ Princess Sikhanyiso, condemns her Twitter shut-down”

OSISA journalism course open to Swazi journalists – International Journalists’ network

MISA-Swaziland e-Forum article The following information was originally posted on the International Journalists’ Network (IJN) website. Click here to be re-directed to that site. Midcareer journalists from Angola, Botswana, DRC, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe can apply for this course. The Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) and the Department of Media Technology at theContinue reading “OSISA journalism course open to Swazi journalists – International Journalists’ network”