Richard Rooney/CPJ Guest Blogger

Richard Rooney is a former associate professor in journalism and mass communication at the University of Swaziland. He blogs at Swazi Media Commentary.

Local papers shied away from explaining the nature of the scandal around the minister.

In Swaziland, local press subdues royal sex scandal coverage

An alleged sex scandal involving one of the wives of Africa’s last absolute monarch, King Mswati III of Swaziland, has made worldwide headlines. Yet, in the southern African mountain kingdom, media coverage has been subdued, shying away from questioning the silence of the monarchy over the reports.So, while City Press, a newspaper in neighboring South Africa, went as far…

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