MISA BACKS 'FREE RADIO AIRWAVES' CALL

From Swazi Media Commentary Fri Dec 21 2012, 01:35:00

MISA-Swaziland Statement, 18 December 2012

Times of Swazilandsays 'Free the airwaves' - MISA Swaziland agrees

MBABANE, Swaziland - 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 South Africa and Mozambique - options remain limited.

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