From Swazi Media Commentary Fri Feb 22 2013, 02:30:00

Access to information and studying journalism in Swaziland - both difficult

By The Swaziland Chapter of the Media Institute of Southern Africa, 21 February 2013

The Media Institute of Southern Africa in Swaziland heard that His Majesty's government recently labeled journalism a 'non-priority area'. Journalism and mass communication students at the University of Swaziland, it follows, would no longer receive any financial assistance from the government.

In the past journalism students might be eligible for a government scholarship, helping them shoulder the economic burden. It is understood that one year's tuition for the university's journalism degree is about E13,000 ($US1,440). In addition to paying tuition fees, students require at least E8,000 a year for rent ($US880), and then money for living on top of that, say E15,000 ($US1,660). In total, therefore, the bare minimum needed per year for one Swazi journalism student is about E36,000 ($US4,000).

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