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 “Policeman points gun at journalist in Swaziland”

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 forceContinue reading “Government bans two newspapers: MISA-Tanzania”