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 29Continue reading “Times of Swaziland journo wins award”

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 toContinue reading “MISA and Save the Children to host regional awards in Zambia”

Youth voice absent in Swazi media – MISA research

Children and young people’s voices in Swaziland’s media are heard in only 8 percent of the stories that are about them, according to new research by Swaziland’s Media Institute of Southern Africa in partnership with child rights NGO Save the Children. The country’s two daily newspapers, Times of Swaziland and Swazi Observer, both published MondayContinue reading “Youth voice absent in Swazi media – MISA research”

Media must respect and protect children — Swazi journalist

This article, by Swazi student and journalist Ian Lwazi Dlamini, forms part of a series on media and children. Ian wrote this article for MISA-Swaziland after attending a recent MISA and Save the Children training session on ethical media reporting of children. “The press has great power to affect the lives of millions of people.Continue reading “Media must respect and protect children — Swazi journalist”

Learning from the children: MISA and Save the Children media training

The Media Institute of Southern Africa in Swaziland (MISA-Swaziland) and Save the Children are running a training and research program on young people and the media. Over three days in June 2013 MISA-Swaziland trained nine journalists on how to report when young people are involved in the story. The training was part theoretical (reading over ethical guidelines on reportingContinue reading “Learning from the children: MISA and Save the Children media training”

Students meet the media in Swaziland

The Media Institute of Southern Africa in Swaziland, in partnership with Save the Children is running a training and research program on young people and the media. On Wednesday 19 June, MISA held a training session on ‘ethical reporting of children’ and arranged for three journalists to hear the thoughts of a group of SwaziContinue reading “Students meet the media in Swaziland”