SWAZI KING 'PREDATORY MEDIA CENSOR'

From Swazi Media Commentary Mon Feb 11 2013, 04:18:00

Swaziland's King Mswati III has been named as one of the world's most predatory censors in a media freedom report just published.

Reporters Without Borders (RWB) says King Mswati is among a group of six heads of state who 'are members of an exclusive club of authoritarian African leaders, some eccentric, others stern, who hold their countries in an iron grasp and keep a firm grip on news and information'.

In the report on world press freedom, Swaziland is placed at 155 among 179 nations in the world.

RWB secretary-general Christophe Deloire said, 'It is clear that democracies provide better protection for the freedom to produce and circulate accurate news and information than countries where human rights are flouted'.

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