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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

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

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

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

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

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

New attack on Times hate speech
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

More self-censorship at 'Times'
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

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

Mobile News for Africa Grant Scheme launched
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

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

Retail rewind - a year in review 2011
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

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

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

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

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

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