Alert / Media Alert

Journalists kicked out of airport opening – no accreditation

MISA-Swaziland | AlertMarch 10 2014 Swaziland unveiled a new airport last week. News agency AFP said the $280-million airport is “years away from being operational and has been dubbed a ‘white elephant’ by critics”. Local media in Swaziland, which rarely questions or directly criticises the ruling monarchy, reported that “numerous members of the public posing as … Continue reading

King saves journalists after scuffle breaks out
Alert / Media Alert

King saves journalists after scuffle breaks out

MISA-Swaziland | Alert March 4 2014 Local media reported that King Mswati III, Swaziland’s ruler since 1986, told security officials to stop harassing journalists during a traditional festival. “His Majesty the King came to the rescue of journalists who were covering the marula festival at Hlane after they were occasionally harassed by security officials,” reported … Continue reading

Media Alert / Training

‘Stop telling us we don’t have equal opportunities’ – Swazi girls want leadership

MISA Swaziland | Training February 20 2013 Girls in Swaziland are yearning for women in positions of power to share knowledge and offer assistance, according to a Swazi Observer article that stemmed from a MISA and COSPE training session on women’s rights. The training was held in Swaziland’s commercial capital Manzini on February 12 2014. In … Continue reading

MISA-Swaziland runs training session, generates debate on women’s rights
Media Alert / Training

MISA-Swaziland runs training session, generates debate on women’s rights

MISA Swaziland | Training February 6 2013 Swaziland’s Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA-Swaziland), in partnership with human rights NGO COSPE, is running three training sessions for journalists in February on women’s rights. The first session was held yesterday in Mbabane, the capital. Six journalists attended the practical training session, where they are encouraged to … Continue reading

Times of Swaziland journo wins award
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Times of Swaziland journo wins award

MISA-Swaziland Alert December 3 2013 Times of Swaziland reporter Sithembile Hlatshwayo has won the 2013 Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) and Save the Children award for best print news story. Her winning story was titled “15-year-old virgin discovers he is HIV positive”. Hlatshwayo was awarded the prize at a ceremony in Zambia on Friday 29 … Continue reading

MISA and Save the Children to host regional awards in Zambia
Media Alert / Statement

MISA and Save the Children to host regional awards in Zambia

MISA Statement Wednesday 27 November, 2013 On Friday 29 November 2013, the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) and Save the Children International will host the second annual Regional Children’s Reporting Awards at 1800hrs at the Taj Pamodzi hotelin Lusaka, Zambia. MISA Regional Director, Ms Zoe Titus, said “the aim of the awards is to … Continue reading

What makes good journalism?
Media Alert / Review

What makes good journalism?

MISA-Swaziland | Review September 26 2013 In June 1997 twenty-five journalists met at Harvard University in the United States. At the table were leading reporters and editors, influential radio and television people, and respected academics and authors. They felt something was wrong with the media. “They barely recognized what they considered journalism in much of … Continue reading