Kassahun Addis/CPJ Guest Blogger

Kassahun Addis was a special correspondent of The Washington Post and contributing reporter for Time from 2006 to 2009. He has also worked as a political commentator with Ethiopian newspapers The Sub-Saharan Informer and The Reporter. He lives in exile in the United States after being persecuted by the Ethiopian government for his independent reporting.

People gather at a candlelight vigil to commemorate the first anniversary of the arrest of imprisoned blogger Eskinder Nega. (George Newcomb)

Vigil in DC honors Ethiopian blogger Eskinder Nega

Writer, journalist, blogger, and free speech activist Eskinder Nega, the 2012 recipient of PEN American Center’s Freedom to Write Award, lived in Washington, D.C., before returning to his native Ethiopia to start one of the country’s first-ever independent newspapers. On Friday, Eskinder was back in D.C.–not physically, but as the subject of a candlelight vigil…

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