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So this is democracy? Media freedom in Swaziland continues to come under threat in 2013

MISA-Swaziland’s Annual Statement on the Media for 2013

This article forms part of the Media Institute of Southern Africa’s annual report on the state of media freedom in the region —  2,614 more words

Media Alert

PM Erdoğan’s jet

As Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan flies around on his apparently never-ending election campaign, the symbolism of “Erdoğan’s jet” and who he invites onboard is coming under increasing scrutiny. 625 more words

Turkish Media

Freedom of the press

by Michael Smith (Veshengro)

Regardless whether “freedom of the press” is guaranteed in a constitution or what-have-you, and thus is meant to be protected by law, does not mean that the press is free (and independent). 355 more words

Free Press

The Jihadist Journalists of #lka

A steady stream of articles are appearing in the local English medium, attacking demonizing and condemning the Sinhala people and more specifically the Sinhala-Buddhists as extremists, intolerable, genocidal and violent. 1,520 more words

Personal Rants

A Harsh Media Law Threatens East Timor's Budding Democracy

Journalists and human rights activists are urging the President of East Timor to scrap a bill deemed a serious threat to press freedom, warning that the nascent democracy could be heading toward renewed authoritarianism. 475 more words

Free the Al Jazeera three - 200 days in prison.

For the past 200 days three Al Jazeera journalists have been wrongly held in prison in Egypt.

It is an extraordinary travesty of justice and one which should concern everyone with an interest in the media and free speech. 122 more words

TV News

Draconian laws will never suppress a people's desire for free expression, the press is here to stay - Swazi Observer

MISA-Swaziland | Alert
June 25 2014

The editorial in yesterday’s Swazi Observer agrees with South Africa’s deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa that the media must annoy and challenge the leaders of a country, while also reporting in a fair and balanced manner.  124 more words