Media Alert / Statement

‘Newspaper editor threatened with jail amid media crackdown’ — Amnesty International

Amnesty International Statement 19 April 2013 A hefty fine imposed against a newspaper editor convicted of contempt in Swaziland and the authorities’ threat to imprison him are further proof of the southern African kingdom’s increasingly aggressive crackdown on independent media and freedom of expression, Amnesty International said. The Swaziland High Court on Wednesday convicted Bheki … Continue reading

Media Alert / Statement

Statement on World Press Freedom Day: Swaziland Editors Forum

Statement issued by Swaziland Editors Forum 3 May 2013 Swaziland today joins the international community in commemorating World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) The theme: “Safe to Speak: Securing Freedom of Expression in All Media”, immediately reminds us of the trial of our colleague Bheki Makhubu, Editor of the Nation Magazine who the High Court convicted … Continue reading