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Zone 9 Bloggers, Ethiopia

September 15, 2015 12:01 AM ET

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News from the Committee to Protect Journalists, July 2015

August 6, 2015 10:27 AM ET

CPJ calls Kenya on its "Broken Promises" As U.S. President Barack Obama headed to Kenya and Ethiopia in July, CPJ launched a special report in Nairobi on the climate for press freedom in Kenya. The report, called "Broken promises: How...

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Ethiopia releases imprisoned journalist Reeyot Alemu

July 9, 2015 12:13 PM ET

New York, July 9, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the release from prison today of Ethiopian journalist Reeyot Alemu, a critical columnist who has been jailed since June 2011 on terrorism charges. Reeyot was sentenced in 2012 to 14...

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Conflating terrorism and journalism in Ethiopia

April 27, 2015 11:01 AM ET

At the Lideta courthouse in Ethiopia's capital city, Addis Ababa, stands a statue of a blindfolded woman holding a set of scales in her outstretched hand--a universal symbol of justice, here cast in metal of pinkish gold and wearing...

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Outdated secrecy laws stifle the press in South Africa

April 27, 2015 11:01 AM ET

Nelson Mandela regularly harangued the media once he'd been freed after 27 years of imprisonment by South Africa's apartheid government. He would call individual journalists when he liked or disliked something they had written or when he wanted to...

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Des lois désuètes sur le secret musèlent la presse en Afrique du Sud

27 avril 2015 11h00 ET

Par Ferial Haffajee Libéré après avoir passé 27 ans dans les prisons du gouvernement de l’apartheid en Afrique du Sud, Nelson Mandela haranguait régulièrement les médias. Il appelait individuellement des journalistes lorsqu’il aimait ou n’aimait pas ce qu’ils avaient écrit...

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One year after arrest Zone 9 bloggers remain imprisoned as trial drags on

April 23, 2015 10:29 AM ET

It will be one year this weekend since six bloggers were arrested in Addis Ababa, just days after the group announced on Facebook that their Zone 9 blog would resume publishing after seven months of inactivity. As the anniversary of...

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Press Uncuffed: Free the Press Campaign

March 26, 2015 9:00 AM ET

Collaboration with University of Maryland students highlights journalists jailed worldwide New York, March 26, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists today launched the Press Uncuffed: Free the Press campaign at the Newseum in Washington to raise awareness about journalists imprisoned...

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#FreeThePress

March 10, 2015 9:35 AM ET

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#FreeThePress: Reeyot Alemu

March 10, 2015 9:24 AM ET

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