‘Judiciary can make positive contribution to press freedom’, says Dr Fidelis Kanyongolo
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‘Judiciary can make positive contribution to press freedom’, says Dr Fidelis Kanyongolo

“In the defamation laws of most countries, a court will not find a person or organisation that is sued for defamation liable if he, she or it proves that the alleged defamation was true in fact.” – Dr Fidelis Kanyongolo Mbabane, Swaziland, 2015 On May 3 2015, to mark World Press Freedom Day, Swaziland’s Media … Continue reading

Information is power, citizens should have access to information: MISA-Swaziland
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Information is power, citizens should have access to information: MISA-Swaziland

MISA-Swaziland Speech Thursday 16 October, 2013 The following speech was delivered by Vuyisile Hlatshwayo, national director of Swaziland’s Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA-Swaziland), at a recent Access to Information awards ceremony. I thank you for honouring our invitation on such a short notice. I also want to thank all those who participated in our … Continue reading

Quality journalism requires a lot of reading – MISA
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Quality journalism requires a lot of reading – MISA

The following speech was made by Vuyisile Hlatshwayo, national director of Swaziland’s Media Institute of Southern Africa, at a conference on free speech in Pretoria on August 20 2013. The conference was organised by the African Union’s Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, Media Institute of Southern Africa, and University of Pretoria’s Centre for Human … Continue reading

The Case for Community Radio: MISA Chairman’s speech at network launch
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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 association … Continue reading

A new beginning in the campaign for community radio in Swaziland
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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 has … Continue reading

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Speech by MISA director to Swazi civil society leaders

MISA-Swaziland Speech Vuyisile Hlatshwayo, MISA-Swaziland National Director 7 March 2013 Let me take this opportunity to welcome you all to this media-training workshop. The Swaziland chapter of Media Institute of Southern Africa, as host of the training, is encouraged by your attendance and truly wishes to assist civil society leaders in getting their messages into … Continue reading