Lusweti’s ‘Songs of Hope’ at House on Fire, Saturday 7 September

MISA-Swaziland e-Forum article Swaziland health and communications NGO Lusweti is launching an album, ‘Sitawuphumelela — Songs of Hope’, at the country’s premier music venue House on Fire on Saturday 7 September. Local artists Bholoja, Floewe, Masikane, KrTC, Psycholution, Qibho and Sands, and Blacknote, amongst others, contributed to the album. These artists will perform live at the album launch; more acts areContinue reading “Lusweti’s ‘Songs of Hope’ at House on Fire, Saturday 7 September”

Opinion: Looking for a safe environment for children

MISA-Swaziland e-Forum article The below article on MISA-Swaziland’s e-Forum is written by Thandokuhle Khumalo, legal officer at the Manzini-based Swaziland Association for Crime Prevention and the Rehabilitation of Offenders (SACRO).   The e-Forum is an ‘online space’ for news and information on, for, and by Swaziland’s civil society and NGO sector; and for more general news and information on media freedom. The e-Forum is aContinue reading “Opinion: Looking for a safe environment for children”

Statement: PUDEMO calls for multiparty democracy in Swaziland

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. The e-Forum is 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 “Statement: PUDEMO calls for multiparty democracy 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”

Stakeholders of Swaziland’s Media Complaints Commission

MISA-Swaziland e-Forum article The following document was produced by Mr Jabu Matsebula, Ombudsman of Swaziland’s Media Complaints Commission  The Media Complaints Commission (MCC) Charter recognizes the following stakeholders: Media stakeholders involved in the development and elaboration of the MCC and its institutional structures agreed that it should be formed exclusively of institutions that have a directContinue reading “Stakeholders of Swaziland’s Media Complaints Commission”

First 3 months of media complaints commission in Swaziland: progress and challenges

MISA-Swaziland e-Forum article The following document was produced by Mr Jabu Matsebula, Ombudsman of Swaziland’s Media Complaints Commission  Progress so far Since the Ombudsman assumed office, the newspapers have made significant efforts to improve the quality of their content and its accuracy. In addition, they have ensured that minimum complaints are kept at a minimum, andContinue reading “First 3 months of media complaints commission in Swaziland: progress and challenges”

The code and scope of Swaziland’s media complaints commission

MISA-Swaziland e-Forum article The following document was produced by Mr Jabu Matsebula, Ombudsman of Swaziland’s Media Complaints Commission  Professional code The MCC is mandated with implementing the Swaziland Journalists Code of Ethics.  The code was developed collaboratively and endorsed by the Swaziland Editors Forum and the Swaziland National Association of Journalists in 2006. It is the commonContinue reading “The code and scope of Swaziland’s media complaints commission”

PRESS RELEASE: Swaziland civil society campaign to restore democracy

MISA-Swaziland e-Forum article The below is a press release issued by the Swaziland Coalition of Concerned Civic Organizations (SCCCO) and Swaziland United Democratic Front (SUDF), and appears here in MISA-Swaziland’s e-Forum. The e-Forum is 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 isContinue reading “PRESS RELEASE: Swaziland civil society campaign to restore democracy”

Media not free in Swaziland, says human rights researcher

MISA-Swaziland e-Forum article Charlotte Winberg, a Masters student at University of Pretoria’s Human Rights Centre, spent a week in Swaziland in April 2013. She spoke with a range of people and organisations, including the Media Institute of Southern Africa, about media freedom and human rights. Below are her observations  Despite freedom of expression being ensured in Swaziland’s 2005 Constitution, there areContinue reading “Media not free in Swaziland, says human rights researcher”

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?”