Ethiopia / 2010

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Journalists on the frontlines of press freedom honored

November 24, 2010 1:28 PM ET

New York, November 24, 2010--Outstanding journalists at the forefront of the battle for press freedom in Ethiopia, Iran, Russia, and Venezuela were honored Tuesday evening at the Committee to Protect Journalists' 20th Annual International Press Freedom Awards benefit dinner....

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Ethiopian journalist jailed without charge since September

October 29, 2010 5:47 PM ET

New York, October 29, 2010--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls upon authorities in Ethiopia's northeastern region of Afar to release a journalist who has been held without charge since September 11....

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Assault, vandalism reported at Awramba Times

August 19, 2010 3:37 PM ET

On August 17, 2010, two men barged into the offices of the Awramba Times, the independent Amharic-language weekly in the capital, Addis Ababa, and assaulted Moges Tikuye, a security guard, the paper reported. Tikuye suffered minor injuries. Early the next morning, assailants smashed the windows and doors of the office....

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Ethiopian newspaper reports tampering of its mail

June 29, 2010 4:21 PM ET

New York, June 29, 2010—Ethiopia’s postal service should a conduct thorough and transparent investigation into the tampering of mail addressed to the country’s leading critical newspaper, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.Awramba Times Editor-in-Chief Dawit Kebede said the paper has complained to the Ethiopian Postal Service at least three times since...

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Ethiopia expels American journalist reporting in rebel area

June 18, 2010 5:26 PM ET

New York, June 18, 2010—Authorities in Ethiopia expelled an American journalist on Thursday who had been reporting near a rebel area in the east of the Horn of Africa country, according to local journalists....

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Two Ethiopian state TV journalists under arrest

April 30, 2010 1:22 PM ET

New York, April 30, 2010—In light of the Ethiopian government’s longstanding practice of jailing journalists on trumped-up criminal charges, the Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned about the detentions last week of two government TV journalists on allegations of misusing state property. CPJ is monitoring the legal proceedings closely....

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Prime minister says Ethiopia plans to jam VOA broadcasts

March 19, 2010 3:14 PM ET

New York, March 19, 2010—Ethiopia is preparing to jam the Amharic-language broadcasts of the U.S. government-funded Voice of America (VOA), Prime Minister Meles Zenawi declared Thursday in a press briefing with international media correspondents based in the capital, Addis Ababa. ...

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Ethiopia reinstates hefty fines against publishing houses

March 10, 2010 4:29 PM ET

New York, March 10, 2010—The Ethiopian Supreme Court reinstated fines on Monday against four newspaper publishing companies over their coverage of the disputed 2005 national election. The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Ethiopian authorities to end their continuing pursuit of politically motivated charges related to the election....

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Voice of America news broadcasts jammed in Ethiopia

March 4, 2010 5:55 PM ET

New York, March 4, 2010—Voice of America (VOA) reported today that its transmissions to Ethiopia are being electronically jammed. The Ethiopian government denied responsibility....

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CPJ urges Ethiopia's Zenawi to pursue press reforms

February 16, 2010 4:43 PM ET

Mr. Prime Minister: We are writing to draw your attention to conditions that undermine press freedom as guaranteed in Article 29 of the Ethiopian Constitution. We would welcome your leadership in furthering reform by working for the repeal of draconian provisions in recent antiterrorism and media legislation.

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