The Case for Community Radio: MISA Chairman’s speech at network launch
Media Alert / Speech

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

MISA listens to students, trains journalists
Media Alert / Training

MISA listens to students, trains journalists

Are young people included in the Swazi media? How does the media depict children, students, teenagers? Are young people merely spoken about? or are their voices properly captured by reporters? What do young people think of the media in Swaziland? These are some of the questions posed during a recent project undertaken by Swaziland’s Media Institute of … Continue reading

Alert / Media Alert

Radio advert pulled off air

MISA-Swaziland Alert 17 June 2013 Swaziland’s national radio station has pulled a “sexist” and “offensive” advertisement off the air, according to local media reports. “The advert, which has been running on the national radio for over a month, was removed after authorities realised it would set a bad precedent despite numerous campaigns by government and … Continue reading

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

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 3 … Continue reading