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Thursday, 07-24-14, 14:48Surviving Drug-Resistant TB: "I'm Still Over the Moon"[MSF]Ninety-nine patients in Swaziland who successfully completed their treatment for drug-resistant tuberculosis have been presented with certificates by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) saying "I got tested and cured of TB". read more...
Thursday, 07-24-14, 12:23U.S. Backs Convicted Swazi Journalists[Swazi Media]The US State Department has joined the growing chorus of outrage at the High Court conviction of an editor and a human rights lawyer in Swaziland for publishing articles critical of the kingdom's judiciary. read more...
Wednesday, 07-23-14, 11:57Judge Restricts Press Freedom[Swazi Media]Swaziland's High Court has sent a chilling warning to journalists in the kingdom that the law courts can determine what they are permitted to write and what they are not. read more...
Tuesday, 07-22-14, 14:16U.S. Concerned By Convictions of Swazi Human Rights Lawyer and Journalist[State Department]Marie Harf, Deputy Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson read more...
Tuesday, 07-22-14, 13:22'Political' Magazine Banned From Swazi Prison[MISA-Swaziland]Members of banned political organisations in Swaziland said prison guards didn't let them take a copy of newsmagazine The Nation into one of the kingdom's prisons, according to local news reports. read more...
Tuesday, 07-22-14, 7:21What Convicted Journalists Wrote[Swazi Media]A magazine editor and human rights lawyer in Swaziland face up to ten years in jail after being convicted of contempt of court for criticizing the judiciary and the kingdom's Chief Justice in articles published in the Nation, a tiny-circulation monthly news magazine. read more...
Monday, 07-21-14, 15:28Press Swazi Gov on Human Rights - R2K[SAPA]Johannesburg -South African Chapter Nine institutions should put pressure on the Swazi government to protect human rights, the Right2Know Campaign (R2K) said on Monday. read more...
Monday, 07-21-14, 11:11Editor and Lawyer 'Face 10 Years Jail'[Swazi Media]The Swaziland editor and human rights lawyer convicted of contempt of court could face up to ten years in jail, according to a media report. read more...
Monday, 07-21-14, 10:54Something Is Rotten in the State of Swaziland[Daily Maverick]Swaziland isn't known for the probity of its judicial system, so we can hardly be surprised that another two journalists are behind bars on spurious, politically-motivated charges. But the country's lack of democratic progress and casual disregard for human rights is not without consequence - although, as usual, it won't be the King who suffers. read more...
Thursday, 07-17-14, 15:31Court Convicts Editor and Writer[Swazi Media]Bheki Makhubu, the editor of the Nation magazine in Swaziland, and writer and human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko were convicted of contempt of court by the kingdom's High Court on Thursday (17 July 2014). read more...

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