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Swaziland: Newspaper editor threatened with jail amid media crackdown

Headline Title:  Swaziland: Newspaper editor threatened with jail 19 April 2013 A hefty fine imposed against a newspaper editor convicted of contempt in Swaziland and the authorities’ threat to imprison him are further proof of the southern African kingdom’s increasingly aggressive crackdown on independent media and freedom of expression, Amnesty International said.The Swaziland High Court on Wednesday convicted  Bheki Makhubu, editor of The Nation – one of Swaziland’s last independent publications - on two counts of contempt of court in connection with the publication of two…

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