TIMES OF SWAZILAND PROTEST COVERAGE 2011

12 April 2011 — On a day when pro-democracy protesters were taking to the streets in unprecedented numbers to call fortimes of swaziland logo democratic governance, the only independent newspaper in the country, the Times of Swaziland, managed to give government almost free reign to spread their propaganda and discredit the protesters.

Here is a breakdown of how the Times reported the protest. First we list what was said from the government, or traditionalist side, and second, we document was said from the protester, or progressive side.

Research by the Media Institute of Southern Africa in Swaziland (MISA-Swaziland)

Read the full report here

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