Human rights too expensive in Swaziland: MISA advocacy officer
Constitutionally Speaking / Media Alert

Human rights too expensive in Swaziland: MISA advocacy officer

“A Swaziland worthy of first-world status can only be facilitated by a people who are patriotic to their country and honest to the sufferings of the nation.” Phakama Shili, advocacy officer at Swaziland’s Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA-Swaziland), writes a weekly column called Constitutionally Speaking about human rights and democracy for the daily newspaper Swazi Observer.  Swazis … Continue reading

Media not free in Swaziland, says human rights researcher
e-Forum / Media Alert

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 are … Continue reading

Alert / Media Alert

Sight no barrier to rights: Constitution now available in braille

MISA-Swaziland Alert 24 May 2013  Blind and visually impaired people can now read the constitution after a braille version of the national document was released last Tuesday, May 14 2013, according to reports in the Swazi Observer on Wednesday 15 May, 2013. Thirty copies of the new brailed constitution were handed over to the association … Continue reading