Aaron Berhane/CPJ Guest Blogger

Aaron Berhane, former editor-in-chief of Eritrea’s now-banned largest private newspaper, Setit, escaped arrest in September 2001 and launched Meftih newspaper in Canada.

On September 18, 2001, President Isaias Afewerki banned all independent press in Eritrea. (AP)

Eritrea: Let’s lift the shroud of 10 years of misery

Since Zaid Tewelde’s husband, an Eritrean freedom fighter turned playwright and journalist, was arrested in September 2001, she has spent each passing day coping with the burning questions of her two young sons, age 9 and 10, “Where is my dad? When are we going to see him?” And she is not alone. Like Zaid, the…

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