FCA SA condemns treatment of journalists in Swaziland

Released Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The Foreign Correspondents' Association of Southern Africa strongly condemns the treatment of journalists by the security forces in Swaziland.

Yesterday and today a number of our members, including an FCA board member, were detained, harassed and expelled for merely doing their jobs.

We believe that as a member of SADC, the government of Swaziland has a responsibility to uphold the principles of freedom of the media. We call upon the government of Swaziland to release all journalists detained immediately.