Swaziland / 2002

Attacks on the Press 2001: Africa Analysis

March 26, 2002 12:12 PM ET

Silence reigned supreme in Eritrea, where the entire independent press was under a government ban and 11 journalists languished in jail at year's end. Clamorous, deadly power struggles raged in Zimbabwe over land and access to information, and in Burundi over ethnicity and control of state resources. South Africa, Senegal,...

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Attacks on the Press 2001: Swaziland

March 26, 2002 12:01 PM ET

Absolute ruler King Mswati III learned just how small the global village can be when he signed a June 22 media decree that was immediately denounced by human rights organizations and governments worldwide. Decree No. 2 made it a seditious offense, punishable with a 10-year jail term, to "impersonate, insult,...

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