Policeman points gun at journalist in Swaziland
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Policeman points gun at journalist in Swaziland

MISA-Swaziland Alert September 30 2013 Police beat up protesters and an officer pointed a gun at a journalist on Saturday 28 September in Gege, a southern town in Swaziland near the Bothashoop border-crossing towards Piet Retief in South Africa. According to the Times of Swaziland, one of its photojournalists Walter Dlamini, was doing his job — … Continue reading

Government bans two newspapers: MISA-Tanzania
Media Alert / MISA-Tanzania

Government bans two newspapers: MISA-Tanzania

MISA-Tanzania Alert September 30 2013 The government of Tanzania has banned two widely-read newspapers, Mwananchi and Mtanzania, for allegedly publishing seditious articles. The ban came into effect on Friday, 27 September 2013. At a press conference, the government’s Information Services Director, Assah Mwambene, said the newspapers had also been banned because they carried articles which were likely to force … Continue reading