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‘Climate of fear’ in eSwatini media

Self-censorship is rife as journalists are fined for stories that criticise royals or big business

Exiled Swazi editor speaks out

Zweli Martin Dlamini’s nemesis — a powerful businessman — was murdered in Mbabane, but the controversial journalist is still too scared to go home

Nkandla ruling is a short, sharp lesson in democracy

The Constitutional Court’s judgment on Jacob Zuma's Nkandla demonstrates the difficulties facing the continent, argues Bheki Makhubu.

Swazi court orders release of editor, human rights lawyer

The Supreme Court in Swaziland has ordered the release of human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko and editor Bheki Makhubu.

Prominent Swazi activists jailed for criticism of judiciary

Swaziland's high court has sentenced an editor and a human rights lawyer to two years for contempt of court over articles critical of the judiciary.

Swazi attack on press freedom is an attack on democracy

AmaBhungane condemns the recent conviction of human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko and Swazi lawyer Bheki Makhubu

Swaziland editor Bheki Makhubu and lawyer convicted

Respected Swaziland editor Bheki Makhubu and human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko have been convicted for contempt of court.

Journalism is not a crime

The Egypt case has received international attention, but less attention has been given to journalists under fire in the rest of Africa.

The taming of Swaziland’s judiciary

Pliant judges who do King Mswati III's bidding are wreaking havoc on the kingdom's legal system, writes Khethiwe Dlamini*.

Swazi judge ejects editor’s wife from court for ‘sleeping’

The judge presiding over Swazi editor Bheki Makhubu's trial has thrown out Makhubu's wife from the courtroom for allegedly sleeping.

Swazi editor Makhubu kept in maximum security prison

Bheki Makhubu, editor of the Nation in Swaziland, is being held in a maximum security prison before his trial for contempt charges start next week.

Judge orders re-arrest of Swaziland editor, lawyer

A judge has ordered that a warrant of arrest be issued to the "Nation" editor Thulani Maseko and lawyer Thulani Maseko, who were released on Sunday.

Swaziland chief justice wants editor, lawyer re-arrested

A well-known human rights lawyer and editor, recently released after contempt of court charges, may be facing re-arrest.

Swaziland editor, lawyer released from prison

A lawyer and editor - arrested after an article was published about the detention of a government vehicle inspector - have been released from jail.

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