Swazi Media Faces Restrictions

Swaziland’s Chief Justice threatens the managing editor of a major daily newspaper with immediate arrest

Swaziland’s Chief Justice, Michael Ramodibedi, threatens the managing editor of a major daily newspaper with immediate arrest if his paper continues to comment on the trial of another top newspaperman.
 
In addition, young activists were arrested and charged with treason at the trial of Makhubu and Maseko last month for showing solidarity and wearing T-shirts of the banned Peoples United Democratic Movement (PUDEMO).
 
Fear has therefore gripped the nation, to the point that journalists are shying away from reporting on vital issues affecting the rule of law and political dissent.
 
To read the article titled, “New crackdown on Swazi media,” click here.

Source: 
Mail and Guardian

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