Information is power, citizens should have access to information: MISA-Swaziland
Media Alert / Speech

Information is power, citizens should have access to information: MISA-Swaziland

MISA-Swaziland Speech Thursday 16 October, 2013 The following speech was delivered by Vuyisile Hlatshwayo, national director of Swaziland’s Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA-Swaziland), at a recent Access to Information awards ceremony. I thank you for honouring our invitation on such a short notice. I also want to thank all those who participated in our … Continue reading

Thoughts on media freedom under Swaziland’s ‘monarchical democracy’
IFEX / Media Alert

Thoughts on media freedom under Swaziland’s ‘monarchical democracy’

The following IFEX (International Freedom of Expression Exchange) article by Caro Rolando was posted online at http://www.ifex.org on October 2 2013. Rolando is IFEX Editor for Africa, Europe and Central Asia. Swaziland is a country that many people know little about. The small, landlocked nation is too-often reduced by international media to being home to … Continue reading

Quality journalism requires a lot of reading – MISA
Media Alert / Speech

Quality journalism requires a lot of reading – MISA

The following speech was made by Vuyisile Hlatshwayo, national director of Swaziland’s Media Institute of Southern Africa, at a conference on free speech in Pretoria on August 20 2013. The conference was organised by the African Union’s Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, Media Institute of Southern Africa, and University of Pretoria’s Centre for Human … Continue reading

Media Alert / Report

MISA-Swaziland National Director’s AGM report 2012

The following report was presented by MISA-Swaziland National Director Vuyisile Hlatshwayo at the Annual General Meeting, held at the Swaziland Theatre Club on Saturday 13 July, 2013. Board of Trustees, NGC Chairperson, Members of the NGC, EBC Deputy Chairman, OSISA Programme Manager, Distinguished Delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen, INTRODUCTION I request you all to stand up … 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

MISA sets record straight with Swazi Observer editor
Letter / Media Alert

MISA sets record straight with Swazi Observer editor

MISA-Swaziland letter to the Swazi Observer By Vuyisile Hlatshwayo, MISA-Swaziland National Director Monday 27 May, 2013 In his column IN THE BLUE CORNER (13/05/2013), Swazi Observer managing editor Mbongeni Mbingo branded MISA a brandy in a coke can; a throwback to the premier’s description of Sive Siyinqaba in the 1990s. Undeniably, The Nation is my brainchild. … Continue reading