Media experts slam Swaziland for seizing publication

Windhoek- Namibia, (PANA) -- More than 200 African and media experts from other non-African countries attending the 10th anniversary of the Windhoek Declaration in Namibia, have slammed the Swaziland government for confiscating copies of the 4 May edition of the local Guardian newspaper.
The experts expressed disappointment over the seizure of the papers and urged the government to release the papers and repeal its decision to close down the newspaper.
In addition, the media experts also called on the tiny enclave kingdom to desist from harassing and intimidating journalists and hindering the smooth functioning of the independent media.
The journalists have been deliberating on media freedom in Africa as well as future prospects of the profession in the continent and the world at large.

07 may 2001 10:07:00

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