THE 'TIMES' AND POOR PRESS STANDARDS

From Swazi Media Commentary Sat Dec 15 2012, 05:43:00

One of the fiercest campaigns by readers against a newspaper in Swaziland that anyone can remember has been raging this week.

At least six organisations and countless individuals have criticised the Times Sunday newspaper after one of its regular columnists wrote last week that battered women were 'bitches' and said 'most' women who were beaten up by men brought it upon themselves.

Since the article was published, a petition demanding an apology from the Times and supported by Swaziland Action Group Against Abuse (SWAGAA), Swaziland Coalition of Concerned Civic Organizations, Coordinating Assembly for Non-Governmental Organisations (CANGO), Swaziland Concerned Church Leaders, Swaziland National Association of Teachers, Swaziland Positive Living and the Swaziland Agricultural Producers Union (SAPU) has been circulating.

The article's author Qalakaliboli Dlamini is no stranger to controversy and was suspended by his newspaper in May 2012 after he wrote he was a proud homophobe and he hated homosexuals.

[view whole blog post ]
 See More    |     Report Abuse


You might also be interested in the following news stories:

South Africa:   Aids Activist David Ross Patient Dies (news)
News24Wire
23 September 2017

World renowned South African AIDS activist David Ross Patient, who was diagnosed with HIV in 1983, died on Friday evening after contracting pneumonia following an operation. In a post on Patient's ... [read more]

South Africa:   'Dassie' the Dog's Barks for Help Lead to Unusual Mountain Rescue (news)
News24Wire
23 September 2017

A dog who found itself stuck on a mountain ledge in the Stellenbosch area has a farm resident to thank for its rescue after she heard cries for help and ensured that a rescue team was able to find ... [read more]

Zimbabwe:   I'm Not Aware - Finance Minister Refuses to Comment on Mugabe Spending (news)
News24Wire
23 September 2017

Zimbabwe's finance minister has refused to comment on where the First Family got its money to buy a mansion in South Africa and to import luxury cars. Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa told ... [read more]



blogAfrica is allAfrica.com's platform to help you keep an ear on the African blogosphere. We draw diverse voices from around the world who post regularly and insightfully about African issues. Bloggers, submit your blog's rss-feed!