Karen Phillips/CPJ Journalist Assistance Associate
Karen Phillips is interim research associate in CPJ's Americas program. A former associate in CPJ's Journalists Assistance program, she is the author of the CPJ special report, "A Somali Journalist in Exile."
A temporary home for exiled Ethiopian
Merid Estifanos was still in his afternoon French class when I arrived at the Maison des Journalistes (MDJ) this afternoon to meet him. I was greeted instead by Maison’s director, Philippe Spinau, who gave me the grand tour of the house that has been home to many journalists who, like Estifanos, were forced into exile…