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”

Media complaints ombudsman thanks MISA for support

MISA-Swaziland Alert 25 June 2013 Swaziland’s media complaint’s ombudsman, Jabu Matsebula, has thanked the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) and UNESCO for assisting the Media Complaints Commission (MCC) during its first three months of operation. Matsebula, who is also secretary general of Swaziland’s editors forum (SEF), expressed gratitude for the support MISA has given to the MCC, whileContinue reading “Media complaints ombudsman thanks MISA for support”

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”

Editors’ forum condemns possible 2-year jail term for scribe

MISA-Swaziland Alert-update 18 April 2013 The Southern African Editors’ Forum (SAEF) has condemned a possible two-year jail term or US$20,000 fine imposed on Bheki Makhubu, an editor, by the courts in Swaziland. Makhubu edits one of Swaziland’s few independent sources of news, The Nation magazine, published by Swaziland Independent Publishers. The magazine was found guilty of “contemptContinue reading “Editors’ forum condemns possible 2-year jail term for scribe”

Media complaints commission open for business

MISA-Swaziland Alert 12 April 2013 A media complaints commission for print news is now operating in Swaziland, after almost ten years of planning and discussion. Members of the public can now contact a media ombudsman who, along with a panel, will decide whether corrective action should be taken or the complaint should be taken toContinue reading “Media complaints commission open for business”