Media Censorship Continues in Swaziland

The Media Institute of Southern Africa has blasted the government for its continued violation of fundamental rights and freedoms.

File photo:Members of the press

  • Swaziland:  Times of Swaziland says 'Free the Airwaves' (document)

    Swazi Media Commentary, 21 December 2012

    Swaziland's only privately-owned newspaper has called for the liberalisation of the Kingdom's radio airwaves. read more »

  • Swaziland:  King's Paper Backs Radio Censorship

    Swazi Media Commentary, 14 November 2012

    The Swazi Observer, the newspaper in effect owned by King Mswati III, has backed the Prime Minister Barnabas Dlamini's ban on MPs going on the radio. read more »

  • Swaziland:  Govt Bans MPs From the Radio

    Swazi Media Commentary, 13 November 2012

    Swaziland Members of Parliament say they are being banned from the radio airwaves by the government. read more »

  • Swaziland:  Public Order Review Curbs Freedom (press release)

    Swazi Media Commentary, 31 October 2012

    FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS CONTINUE TO BE CURTAILED IN SWAZILAND read more »

  • Swaziland:  New Radio Censorship Rules Released (analysis)

    Swazi Media Commentary, 3 August 2012

    Radio in Swaziland is to be banned from broadcasting news and information that does not support the government's own agenda. read more »

  • Swaziland:  New Bill 'Will Close Down the Press'

    Swazi Media Commentary, 16 May 2012

    The Swaziland Government has been accused of trying to close down the press with the publication of a new Bill to bar public servants from disclosing any information about their ... read more »

  • Swaziland:  Press Freedom - Nothing to Celebrate

    Swazi Media Commentary, 1 May 2012

    This week we mark World Media Freedom Day (3 May) and traditionally we look back over the past 12 months at the state of the press in Swaziland. read more »

  • Swaziland:  Govt Threatens Facebook Critics

    Swazi Media Commentary, 23 March 2012

    Swaziland's Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs is threatening a clampdown on Facebook and Twitter users who say bad things about the kingdom. read more »