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Attaques contre la presse en 2010: Analyse sur L'Internet

15 février 2011 0h56 ET

Dénoncer les agresseurs tapis sur Internet Par Danny O'Brien Au cours de la dernière décennie, ceux qui ont utilisé l'Internet pour rapporter des informations auraient pu supposer que la technologie de pointe était en leur faveur. Cependant, les journalistes...

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Journalists in Exile 2010

June 17, 2010 9:02 AM ET

An exodus from Iran, East Africa At least 85 journalists fled their home countries in the past year in the face of attacks, threats, and possible imprisonment. High exile rates are seen in Iran and in the East African nations...

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Attacks on the Press in 2008: Ethiopia

February 10, 2009 12:36 AM ET

The small vanguard of independent media that emerged from a brutal 2005 crackdown struggled in the face of continuing government harassment. Although authorities issued licenses allowing a handful of independent political newspapers to operate, they continued to use imprisonment, threats,...

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Editor convicted over misidentification

November 3, 2008 5:43 PM ET

New York, November 3, 2008--An Ethiopian Federal High Court judge convicted an editor today on criminal charges of "inciting the public through false rumors" over a reporting mistake, local journalists told CPJ....

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Ethiopian journalists detained over misidentification

October 23, 2008 10:20 PM ET

New York, October 23, 2008--An Ethiopian editor is facing criminal charges today because she accidentally misidentified a judge in a high-profile trial, according to local journalists. Two other journalists have been in police custody since Monday because of the same...

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New publications, familiar questions

August 7, 2008 4:48 PM ET

Journalists in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, today reported that police interrogated the editors of Awramba Times and Harambe, two fledgling independent current affairs weeklies over a series of political stories. Officers questioned Dawit Kebede of Awramba Times over editorials...

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Ethiopian judge detains editor over pop singer case

August 4, 2008 12:00 PM ET

New York, August 4, 2008--An Ethiopian judge overseeing the high-profile trial of an imprisoned pop singer jailed the editor of an independent weekly for contempt of court today. The contempt charge came after the weekly published an interview with the...

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Ethopia urged to grant publishing licenses

January 30, 2008 12:00 PM ET

Dear Prime Minister, We are writing to express our great concern about the government's denial of publishing licenses to five independent Ethiopian journalists freed last year from prison. We are calling on you to use all your influence to remove such administrative restraints, which contradict the government's public assurances last year that former prisoners would be allowed to resume their work.

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Ethiopia blocks freed journalists from launching newspapers

January 2, 2008 12:00 PM ET

New York, January 2, 2008— Three Ethiopian journalists told CPJ the government denied them applications to launch new newspapers on Tuesday. All the journalists spent 17 months in prison following the country’s 2005 elections. The newspapers were slated to become...

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