Alert / Media Alert

Journalism is not a crime – Mail & Guardian

MISA-Swaziland | Alert
June 30 2014

Amnesty International poster calling for release of Al-Jazeera journalists in Egypt

Amnesty International poster calling for release of Al-Jazeera journalists in Egypt

“Three journalists were convicted of subversive acts by an Egyptian court this past week and sentenced to between seven and 10 years in jail. This subversion is, in fact, journalists simply doing their jobs. The plight of the three has received international attention,” said South African newspaper Mail & Guardian in its most recent edition.

It continues: “But less attention has been given to journalists jailed and under fire in the rest of Africa. In Swaziland, editor Bheki Makhubu and rights activist Thulani Maseko will already have spent 105 days in jail when they appear in court on Tuesday (June 1) on contempt charges.”

Read more by clicking on this link: http://mg.co.za/article/2014-06-26-journalism-is-not-a-crime

And click on the links below for campaigns that call for the release of Swazi journalist Bheki Makhubu and human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko.

Free Bheki Makhubu: https://www.facebook.com/FreeBheki

Free The Nation: https://www.facebook.com/freethenation

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