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”

MISA-Swaziland Chairman’s AGM report 2012

The following report was presented by MISA-Swaziland National Governing Council Chairman Alec Lushaba at the Annual General Meeting, held at the Swaziland Theatre Club on Saturday 13 July, 2013. INTRODUCTION Colleagues and friends it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to our second Annual General Meeting here at the Mbabane Theatre Club. This year,Continue reading “MISA-Swaziland Chairman’s AGM report 2012”

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”

PM says ministers must respond to petitions–MISA agrees

MISA-Swaziland Alert 5 June 2013 Swaziland’s Prime Minister Sibusiso Barnabas Dlamini said he respects when petitions are delivered to government ministries, according to the Swazi Observer on May 31 2013. The newspaper reported the PM as saying “those responsible for the petitions had a responsibility to act and respond to the petitions”. On May 3Continue reading “PM says ministers must respond to petitions–MISA agrees”

Suspended editors reinstated

MISA-Swaziland Alert 26 March 2013 The board of directors at the Swazi Observer Newspaper Group have reinstated controversially suspended editors, Alec Lushaba and Thulani Thwala. The reinstatement comes eight months after the pair was suspended by then managing director of the group, Alpheous Nxumalo, for allegedly not following the founding mandate of the newspaper group.Continue reading “Suspended editors reinstated”