'TIMES' EDITOR BACKS MISOGYNIST WRITER

From Swazi Media Commentary Fri Dec 14 2012, 01:57:00

The managing editor of the Times of Swaziland has backed his writer who called battered women 'bitches' and said they only had themselves to blame when they were attacked.

At least six human rights organisations in Swaziland had written to the newspaper to demand an apology 'for this gross lapse in judgment in publishing such hateful views and take positive measures to make sure such a mistake does not happen again'.

Critics said the article by Qalakaliboli Dlamini published in the Times Sunday was inaccurate, incited violence against women and amounted to hate speech.

But, Martin Dlamini, the Times managing editor, writing in his own newspaper today (14 December 2012), dismisses the critics and gives his own justification for publishing the article.

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