Ethiopia / 2009

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How to help journalists in prison

December 8, 2009 10:58 AM ET

Today CPJ released its annual census of imprisoned journalists around the world. Citing 136 journalists jailed for their work around the world, the report brings to the foreground one of the toughest issues CPJ and other advocacy groups grapple with: Advocacy working at its best can make a difference over...

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Toronto’s Citizen Lab uses forensics to fight online censors

November 2, 2009 3:29 PM ET

A basement in the gray, Gothic heart of the University of Toronto is home to the CSI of cyberspace. “We are doing free expression forensics,” says Ronald Deibert, director of the Citizen Lab, based at the Munk Centre for International Studies. Deibert and his team of academics and students investigate...

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Ethiopia pushes Kenyan TV to drop report on rebels

August 10, 2009 4:14 PM ET

Last week, the Ethiopian government tried to force private Kenyan broadcaster Nation Television (NTV) to drop a four-part exclusive report on separatist rebels in southern Ethiopia. NTV aired the first two parts of "Inside Rebel Territory: Rag-Tag Fighters of the Oromo Liberation Front," which led Ethiopia's ambassador to Kenya to accuse the Nation Media...

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In Ethiopia, prime minister's words, actions not in step

June 26, 2009 5:15 PM ET

This week, in an exclusive interview with the Financial Times, Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi suggested that the press in his country freely expresses dissent. In fact, that is hardly the case. The Horn of Africa nation remains one of the world's worst backsliders of press freedom....

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Ethiopia lifts filtering of critical Web sites--at least for now

March 4, 2009 5:59 PM ET

Journalists in Ethiopia informed CPJ over the weekend that our Web site, which was blocked to Internet users in the capital, Addis Ababa, since August, was accessible again....

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