Democracy and governance in the press
Court bid to close down newspaper
28 June 2011 - In a rare case of censorship, a Swazi businessman has gone to court to seek the closure of a newspaper which he claims has written defamatory articles against him.
Media Complaints Commission finally registered
8 June 2011 - The long-awaited Media Complaints Commission (MCC), a media self-regulatory framework for Swaziland, has finally been registered by the government after a long-drawn registration process spanning the last four years.
Swazi government threatens to censor foreign media
25 May 2011 - On 24 May 2011 Swazi parliamentarians called for a law to censor the foreign media circulating in Swaziland thereby protecting the image of King Mswati III, Africa’s last absolute monarch.