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MTN Bushfire 2014 lineup announced

This year Swaziland's international festival of the arts, MTN Bushfire, which will be taking place from 30 May to 1 June 2014, promises the most diverse lineup to date.

10 Mar 2014 07:57

MISA tells 'Times' editor to resign

The Media Institute for Southern Africa has called on the managing editor of Swaziland's only independent newspaper group to resign because he is too close to King Mswati III. MISA, the foremost media freedom group in the region, said Martin Dlamini's position was 'untenable'.

15 May 2013 15:39

'Nation' editor lodges sentence appeal

Bheki Makhubu and the Nation magazine have formally noted an appeal against a E200,000 fine (and possible two year jail sentence) after conviction by the Swaziland High Court for 'scandalising' the court.

23 Apr 2013 13:51

Swazi Observer editors reinstated

The Media Institute of Southern Africa - Swaziland Chapter welcomes the decision by the Swazi Observer Board of Directors to reinstate editors, Alec Lushaba and Thulani Thwala after the eight months of unjustified suspension.

25 Mar 2013 13:35

Bill lets King Mswati control broadcasting

King Mswati III of Swaziland will be given the powers to take over all radio and television stations in the kingdom, if a bill before Parliament becomes law.

15 Mar 2013 14:21

Move to merge state broadcasters

The cabinet has approved draft legislation that intends to convert Swaziland's two state broadcasters into one national broadcaster, according to local media reports.

4 Mar 2013 11:36

Search for bravest women journalists

WASHINGTON, US: The International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) is seeking nominations for its 2013 Courage in Journalism Awards and Lifetime Achievement Award.

22 Feb 2013 10:33

All set for MTN Bushfire 2013

MTN Bushfire 2013, Swaziland's International festival of the arts will be taking place from 31 May-2 June 2013. This festival sees some of Africa's best artists performing in an intimate and 100% socially responsible festival. Tickets for the festival will be available online from 11 February.

28 Jan 2013 09:45

Senate president's censorship threat

Swaziland senate president Gelane Zwane has insulted and threatened journalists for turning up to a meeting to which they were invited, according to reports in the Times of Swaziland, the country's oldest privately-owned newspaper.

22 Jan 2013 15:45

Swaziland's phone war sparks crisis

A row between MTN Swaziland and that country's telecommunications operator has sparked a national crisis.

By Louise Redvers 16 Oct 2012 10:57

State TV airs critical report on King

Two journalists at the state-censored Swazi TV were suspended from work for allowing an unauthorised item about King Mswati III to appear in a news bulletin.

12 Sep 2012 11:50

FNB launches cross border service in Southern Africa

One of the "Big Four" South African bank, FNB, launches a border payments to Swaziland and Lesotho via cellphone using its Pay2Cell service.

By Gaongalelwe Moatshe 27 Aug 2012 12:44

Radio censorship rules released

According to reports, radio in Swaziland is to be banned from broadcasting news and information that does not support the government's own agenda. All radio istations in the region, except one Christian station that does not broadcast news, is state-controlled and already suffers from high levels of censorship.

13 Aug 2012 11:19

Swaziland state suspends two newspaper editors

MBABANE: Swaziland's state daily newspaper has suspended two senior editors, it said Monday, 16 July 2012, after a series of critical reports on Africa's last absolute monarchy.

17 Jul 2012 12:28

Newspaper comment must be ethical

There have been posts on Facebook recently about the standards of newspaper journalism in Swaziland and whether comment writers need to abide by ethical codes.

28 May 2012 13:19

New bill 'will close down the press'

The Swaziland Government has been accused of trying to close down the press with the publication of a new bill to bar public servants from disclosing any information about their work that relates to 'public policy'.

17 May 2012 11:39

New attack on Times hate speech

One of the most significant human rights organisations in Swaziland has called on the Times Sunday to take action against its columnist who wrote hate speech against homosexuals in the newspaper.

15 May 2012 14:42

More self-censorship at 'Times'

The Times of Swaziland, the kingdom's only independent daily newspaper, has for the second day running [since 9 May 2012], censored itself in its reporting of King Mswati III.

10 May 2012 13:09

Police release TV journalists

Two South African e.tv television journalists detained by police in Swaziland, on 11 April 2102 for covering the protests in the kingdom, have been released.

12 Apr 2012 13:59

Mobile News for Africa Grant Scheme launched

PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY: The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) has launched its 2012 Mobile News Grants and Training Scheme, providing newspaper companies in Sub-Saharan Africa an opportunity to develop or expand their mobile platforms.

13 Mar 2012 10:17

Swazi editor sacked after democracy interviews

MBABANE, SWAZILAND: The chief editor of the Swazi Observer newspaper said on Tuesday, 17 January 2012, that he has been sacked after he published interviews with democrats on the future of Africa's last absolute monarchy.

20 Jan 2012 11:29

Retail rewind - a year in review 2011

The approval of the Wal-Mart/Massmart deal will go down as the highlight of the retail sector in 2011.

By Zeenat Moorad 6 Jan 2012 08:19

Q-KON rolls out HotZONE in Swaziland

Q-KON has rolled out a HotZONE (public broadband access network), facilitated through Wavion wireless network technology, to its Swaziland-based client, Nkosiphile Innovations. The project has been successful and plans are underway to integrate the HotZONE concept across several schools in the region.

28 Nov 2011 11:58

Consumer Confidence Survey: Economy again top global concern

NEW YORK, US: Global online consumer confidence fell for the seventh consecutive quarter as confidence in 31 of 56 global markets measured declined, according to from Nielsen, a leading global provider of insights and analytics into what consumers watch and buy.

9 Nov 2011 09:36

Unemployment, inflation worries hit consumer confidence

NEW YORK, US: Consumer confidence fell in 25 out of 52 countries in Q4 2010 as hope for a global economic recovery evaporated at the end of last year, according to the latest edition of the Nielsen Global Consumer Confidence Index, which tracks consumer confidence, major concerns and spending intentions among online consumers.

27 Jan 2011 11:00

CNN enlists top journalism students for iReport initiative

ATLANTA, US: CNN has announced the launch of a new initiative for journalism students, called CNN iReport University, linked to iReport, the network's user-generated news community.

16 Sep 2010 10:35

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