Is the Swazi broadcast media following the story of the jailed journalist and human rights lawyer?

MISA-Swaziland | Alert March 26 2014 A journalist and a human rights lawyer are currently detained in prison in Swaziland, a small country in sub-Saharan Africa. Editor of The Nation magazine Bheki Makhubu and lawyer Thulani Maseko are facing contempt of court charges for writing articles questioning Swaziland’s justice system. Specifically, the two made comments on theContinue reading “Is the Swazi broadcast media following the story of the jailed journalist and human rights lawyer?”

Journalist and human rights lawyer held in jail after closed court hearing

MISA-Swaziland | Alert March 18 2014 A journalist and a human rights lawyer have been arrested and charged with contempt of court in Swaziland, sub-Saharan Africa’s last absolute monarchy. Editor of the The Nation magazine Bheki Makhubu and prominent human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko were both arrested and charged with contempt of court after writing articles in Makhubu’sContinue reading “Journalist and human rights lawyer held in jail after closed court hearing”

Times of Swaziland apologises to Chief Justice, retracts comments

MISA-Swaziland | Alert January 24 2014 The Times of Swaziland, a private daily newspaper in the landlocked southern African nation, has “unreservedly” apologised to Chief Justice Michael Ramodibedi for publishing so-called “contemptuous” comments from its readers. The apology comes amidst a developing saga involving government chief vehicle inspector Bhantshana Gwebu and High Court Judge (andContinue reading “Times of Swaziland apologises to Chief Justice, retracts comments”