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2014-08-21 Swazi Chief Justice Michael Ramodibedi Blasts Media - Times of Swaziland
[MISA-Swaziland]"The office of the chief justice takes this opportunity to warn the media from commenting adversely on cases pending in court," said a statement issued by the CJ's office, according to the Times of Swaziland.

2014-08-20 Jailed Magazine Editor to Appeal
[Swazi Media]The Swaziland magazine editor Bheki Makhubu, jailed for two years for writing articles critical of Swazi judges, is to appeal against his sentence.

2014-08-20 No Let Up On Swazi Media Censorship
[Swazi Media]The Swaziland Government will not let up on its control of state radio, Minister of Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) Dumisani Ndlangamandla said.

2014-08-20 Media Muzzled in Africa's Last Absolute Monarchy
[VOA]Johannesburg -Media freedom is under attack in the African kingdom of Swaziland, claim journalists who say they face constant harassment. The journalists from Africa's last absolute monarchy say the king has throttled the media to advance his own interests and protect his wealth in a nation with some of the world's highest rates of poverty, unemployment and AIDS.

2014-08-19 Respected Swazi Journalist Bheki Makhubu Files Appeal Against 2 Year Jail Term for Criminal Contempt of Court Conviction
[MISA-Swaziland]In the appeal papers, according to local media, lawyers for Makhubu say judge Mpendulo Simelane erred on several matters when convicting the editor of The Nation magazine.

2014-08-15 King Misleads On Agoa Withdrawal
[Swazi Media]King Mswati III is misleading his subjects and the world at large when he says he does not know why the United States is withdrawing a preferential trading status from his kingdom.

2014-08-15 South Africa Expels Swazi Activists
[Swazi Media]Three Swazi political activists who were denied political asylum in South Africa are expected to leave the country on Friday (15 August 2014).

2014-08-14 Unions Demand Answers Over Agoa Loss
[VOA]The general secretary of the Trade Union Congress of Swaziland (TUCOSWA) says members will protest Minister of Labor and Social Security Winnie Magagula's appearance before parliament on Thursday.

2014-08-14 Nominate a Driver of Change
[Southern Africa Trust]The Southern Africa Trust is calling for nominations from individuals and organisations who are changing lives or those who know of someone who is, for the Drivers of Change 2014 Awards.

2014-08-14 'Freedom of Expression Under Siege in Swaziland' - Report
[MISA-Swaziland]A new piece of research by a Masters student at the University of Pretoria says Swazi "citizens cannot freely express themselves on issues involving the government and the monarchy because of fear of being harassed by the authorities".

2014-08-11 PM Withdraws 'Strangle' Threat
[Swazi Media]Swaziland's Prime Minister Barnabas Dlamini has apologised 'unconditionally' for saying workers' leaders should be 'strangled' for opposing his government. This followed an international campaign of condemnation.

2014-08-12 Kukhama', Throttle Mandate Still in Full Swing
[COSATU]Swaziland's Prime Minister Barnabas Dlamini woke up to use the State owned media to say he 'unconditionally' withdraws a statement he made last week that unionists and human rights defenders who had gone to the USA to speak about the gross abuses of human and workers rights in Swaziland would be 'throttled' upon return to the kingdom ….batawekhanywa.

2014-08-10 PM Says 'Strangle' Workers' Leaders
[Swazi Media]A reported threat by Swaziland's Prime Minister Barnabas Dlamini that workers' leaders should be strangled when they return to the kingdom from the US Africa Summit has been condemned by prodemocracy campaigners.

2014-08-11 State Department On Threatening Remarks By Swazi Prime Minister
[State Department]STATEMENT BY MARIE HARF, DEPUTY SPOKESPERSON

2014-08-11 Threatening Remarks By Swazi Prime Minister Cause for Concern
[State Department]Press Statement

2014-08-08 Prime Minister Tells MPs 'To Strangle Union Leaders'
[MISA-Swaziland]MISA-Swaziland | Media Alert

2014-08-07 Swazi 'Nation' Vows to Fight On
[Swazi Media]The Nation magazine in Swaziland, whose editor has been jailed for two years for publishing articles critical of the judiciary, has vowed to continue with its campaign for freedom in the kingdom.

2014-08-07 Swazi King Parties While Children Die
[Swazi Media]The Swaziland Government spent about E5.9 million (US$600,000) on the official opening of the King Mswati III International Airport, it has just been revealed.

2014-08-07 Editor and Lawyer Who Criticised Swazi Judiciary Given Two-Year Prison Sentences
[IFEX]Media Institute of Southern Africa

2014-08-06 Embattled Magazine Sets Up Legal Assistance Fund
[MISA-Swaziland]A monthly magazine in Swaziland is appealing for support as it continues to battle its way through the courts in a case that has drawn attention to the lack of free speech in the landlocked nation in southern Africa.

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