Cops save journalists in Swaziland

MISA-Swaziland | Alert February 10 2014 A mob “virtually abducted” journalists who were trying to take photos of a bus that was involved in a shooting last Friday 7 February. The Times of Swaziland Sunday, a weekly newspaper, says that without the help of local police the journalists would have faced an even more dangerousContinue reading “Cops save journalists in Swaziland”

Cop kills man on bus in Swaziland

MISA-Swaziland | Alert February 10 2014 A plain-clothed policeman shot a suspected thief on a public bus in Swaziland on Friday  7 February. The Times of Swaziland Sunday, a weekly newspaper, reported that “a man suspected to have stolen copper wire was shot dead aboard a bus, allegedly by a police officer”. According to theContinue reading “Cop kills man on bus in Swaziland”

Times of Swaziland applauds Police Commissioner’s apology over media intimidation

MISA-Swaziland Alert October 7 2013 An anonymous column in the Times of Swaziland on October 4 2013 has applauded the National Police Commissioner’s apology after an officer harassed a journalist. The column, ‘MR REF’, is a daily feature of Times of Swaziland’s comments page. Each day MR REF considers three topical issues and will judge each issue as being  eitherContinue reading “Times of Swaziland applauds Police Commissioner’s apology over media intimidation”

MISA welcomes police apology, calls for more openness between media and police

MISA-Swaziland Statement October 3 2013 In the wake of police attacks on working journalists, MISA Swaziland jointly with the Swaziland Editors Forum (SEF) on Monday met National Police Commissioner, Isaac Magagula, at the Royal Swaziland Police Headquarters. Times of Swaziland reporter Sisho Magagula was manhandled and had his pictures deleted from the company camera atContinue reading “MISA welcomes police apology, calls for more openness between media and police”

MISA Statement on Police Harassment in Swaziland

MISA-Swaziland Statement October 3 2013 Following the unwarranted police attacks on print media journalists in their line of duty, MISA Swaziland condemns these continued acts of media freedom violation. Two weeks ago, a Hlathikhulu Police Station desk officer manhandled Times of Swaziland reporter, Sisho Magagula, and deleted pictures from his camera while he was onContinue reading “MISA Statement on Police Harassment in Swaziland”

‘I saw nothing wrong with the protestors’ – Swazi journalist almost shot after taking photos of police brutality

MISA-Swaziland Alert-update September 30 2013 Walter Dlamini, the Times of Swaziland photojournalist who had a police gun pointed at him last Saturday, says he’s doing “okay”. Dlamini, who was covering a protest in the southern Swazi town of Gege on Saturday 28 September, said the armed policeman — “cocked revolver” in hand — was “aboutContinue reading “‘I saw nothing wrong with the protestors’ – Swazi journalist almost shot after taking photos of police brutality”

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”