| CPJ, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Journalist Assistance, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, Uganda
Kassahun Yilma left Ethiopia quickly in December 2009. He
didn't have time to save money for the journey, choose a place to go, arrange
housing or a job. He left his wife, his mother, his house and all his friends
behind. Yilma didn't know what lay ahead. He only knew that if he stayed, he
risked becoming a victim of a government-waged campaign against Addis Neger, the newspaper where he
worked as a reporter. "I ran away just
to save my life," says Yilma, "because I was in fear for it."