Ethiopian blogger convicted of plotting with rebels

According to CPJ research, Ethiopia is the second leading jailer of journalists in Africa, currently holding seven journalists behind bars.  CPJ and the Africa Media Initiative met with Ethiopia’s senior communications minister in an effort to advocate for the release of jailed journalists, including prominent blogger Eskinder Nega, under the country’s anti-terrorism law.    

Found guilty on June 27, Reuters covered Eskinder Nega’s verdict, along with CPJ’s criticism of the conviction.