Swazi govt maintains tight grip on national broadcasters

MISA-Swaziland | Media AlertAugust 26 2014 Swaziland minister for information, communication and technology Dumisani Ndlangamandla said the national TV and radio stations are primarily there to serve the interests of the state, reported daily newspaper Times of Swaziland last week.  The national television station, Swazi TV, and the national radio station, SBIS, are both controlled byContinue reading “Swazi govt maintains tight grip on national broadcasters”

MISA celebrated radio day

MISA-Regional | Statement February 21 2014 WINDHOEK NAMIBIA – On 13 February 2014, the Media Institute of Southern African (MISA) joins the rest of the world to mark the third annual World Radio Day, and to celebrate radio as a medium and the positive impact it has around the world. The theme of this year’s WorldContinue reading “MISA celebrated radio day”

Slow down on using media: deputy PM tells ministers

MISA-Swaziland Alert August 8 2013 Swaziland’s deputy prime minister, Themba Masuku, has told cabinet members to slow down on the usage of national radio and the media in the lead up to national elections, according to reports in the Swazi Observer. “Everything has to be managed. This is meant to avoid a situation where someContinue reading “Slow down on using media: deputy PM tells ministers”

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 andContinue reading “Radio advert pulled off air”

Shining a light on Swaziland’s dubious radio deal

MISA-Swaziland Alert 4 June 2013 The Nation, Swaziland’s independent monthly magazine, is asking how the government granted a broadcasting company a commercial radio licence when it is unclear whether enabling legislation exists to allow such a deal. In the June 2013 edition, Nimrod Mabuza, assistant editor and reporter for The Nation, says Africa Unite FMContinue reading “Shining a light on Swaziland’s dubious radio deal”

Times of Swaziland says ‘Free the airwaves’ – MISA Swaziland agrees

MISA-Swaziland Statement 18 December 2012 Swaziland’s only privately-owned newspaper has called for the liberalisation of the Kingdom’s radio airwaves. In an editorial titled ‘Free the airwaves’, the Times of Swaziland notes that radio is the dominant medium of communication in Africa, yet in Swaziland – a small, landlocked country in Southern Africa bordered by SouthContinue reading “Times of Swaziland says ‘Free the airwaves’ – MISA Swaziland agrees”