MISA CHAIR WRONG ON MISOGYNIST

From Swazi Media Commentary Thu Dec 13 2012, 08:31:00

The chair of Swaziland's main press freedom group MISA is wrong to defend a Swazi newspaper columnist who wrote that battered women who leave their husbands are 'bitches' and 'most' women who are beaten up by men bring it upon themselves.

Alec Lushaba, of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) - Swaziland chapter, wrote, 'As freedom of expression activists we must defend the right of an individual to express his view.'

Writing in his personal capacity on his Facebook page, Lushaba said, 'We need to defend every individual's right to express himself, even when we are opposed to his/her view.'

He added, 'No voice should be silenced.'

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