Endalk Chala/CPJ Guest Blogger

Endalk Chala is a writer, freelance journalist, and co-founder of the Zone 9 blog in Ethiopia. He left the country in September 2013 to pursue a doctorate in media studies at the University of Oregon.

Members of the Zone 9 blogging group. Four of the bloggers are currently on trial in Ethiopia. (Endalkachew H/Michael)

In Ethiopia, drawn out Zone 9 trial serves to further punish bloggers

On Friday the Zone 9 bloggers are due to appear in court in Ethiopia for the 39th time since their arrest in April 2014. Endalk Chala, a co-founder of the group which is being honored with an International Press Freedom Award from CPJ this year, provides an overview of the drawn out trial and finds…

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