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'Stop treating us like children' - lawyer dresses down judge in Swaziland's high court

MISA-Swaziland | Alert
April 11 2014

A prominent human rights lawyer in Swaziland, who is currently detained behind bars for writing an opinion piece questioning the independence of the country’s judiciary, dressed down a high court judge yesterday, telling the judge to stop treating him like a child. 973 more words

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Turkey is gearing up for local elections this Sunday. On 30th of March people all around the country will go to the polls and elect their local representatives in large cities and small towns alike. 357 more words

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Is the Swazi broadcast media following the story of the jailed journalist and human rights lawyer?

MISA-Swaziland | Alert
March 26 2014

A journalist and a human rights lawyer are currently detained in prison in Swaziland, a small country in sub-Saharan Africa. 656 more words

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Threatening letters from officialdom chill free expression - @journlaw blog #MLGriff

By MARK PEARSON Follow @Journlaw

Intimidating letters sent by two of Australia’s most senior public servants in recent weeks sound alarm bells for free expression and a free media. 806 more words

Stopping Social Media-Is This Evidence Of Its Impact?

By MARCUS BREEN, Professor of Communication and Media, editor of the International Journal of Technology Knowledge and Society, and member of the Institute for Law, Government and Policy. 199 more words

Turkish Opposition Goes Activist-Style

The recent corruption allegations have been gathered and made into a mass statement consisting of 300 pages revealing all kinds of corruption of the government, from illegal arms transfers and billions of euros worth of bribes to trafficking in women. 180 more words


STATEMENT: MISA condemns arrest of Swazi lawyer and journalist

MISA-Regional | Statement
March 19 2014

19 MARCH 2014, WINDHOEK NAMIBIA – The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) condemns the arrest, detention and unconstitutional closed hearing of prominent human rights lawyer, Thulani Maseko and Nation magazine editor, Bheki Makhubu in Swaziland. 802 more words

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