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Programmes: eSwatini

eSwatini

Since the protests of July 2001, the eSwatini authorities have responded to the calls for democratization with severe repression. The country has seen growing violence in recent months. We work with eSwatini partners to highlight the lack of free expression and campaign for reform.

  • eSwatini FoE Summit
    In October 2022, we co-hosted a Freedom of Expression Summit with our partners, the Inhlase Centre for Investigative Journalism, in Manzini. One hundred individuals attended, representing every part of civil society. The meeting identified five priority areas for further action. We will reconvene for a further summit during 2023.
Dark Days in Eswatini – A report on attacks on free expression and the state of the media.
FoE Summit Report – Detailed report on the meeting and its outcomes
Statement on the assassination of human rights layer Thulani Maseko
CFE condemns assault of freelancer in eSwatini
The Campaign for Free Expression condemns assault of protesters in eSwatini

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