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Ethiopia should release journalists still in prison

September 11, 2012 5:13 PM ET

Nairobi, September 11, 2012--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on the Ethiopian government to set free six journalists in prison for their work, a day after Swedish journalists Johan Persson and Martin Schibbye were pardoned and released from...

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Ethiopian appeals court reduces sentence of Reeyot Alemu

August 3, 2012 2:09 PM ET

Nairobi, August 3, 2012--An appeals court in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital, has reduced a 14-year prison sentence given to journalist Reeyot Alemu in January to five years and dropped most of the terrorism charges against her, according to...

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The hazards of reporting all sides of the Lamu port story

March 8, 2012 6:32 PM ET

Freelance photographer Abdalla Bargash had accompanied Kenya's permanent secretary for transport, Cyrus Njiru, to cover a meeting with Lamu community members over the newly constructed Lamu port. The Kililana Farmers' Association are concerned that the major construction on the...

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Attacks on the Press: Development Trumps Freedom

February 21, 2012 11:32 PM ET

Many African leaders continue to offer a false choice between stability and press freedom. Taking a cue from China, a key investor and model, they stress social stability and development over openness and reform. By Mohamed Keita...

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Attaques contre la presse en 2011: En Afrique, le développement toujours au détriment de la liberté

21 février 2012 4h55 ET

Beaucoup de dirigeants africains continuent d'offrir un faux choix entre la stabilité et la liberté de la presse. Emboitant la Chine, investisseur majeur, ils insistent d'avantage sur la stabilité sociale que sur l'ouverture et la réforme. Par Mohamed Keita...

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Ethiopia: Life sentence for blogger, prison for journalists

January 26, 2012 12:17 PM ET

New York, January 26, 2012--A U.S.-based journalist convicted on politicized terrorism charges in Ethiopia was sentenced to life in prison in absentia today, while two other Ethiopian journalists received heavy prison sentences in connection with their coverage of banned...

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Ethiopian blogger, journalists convicted of terrorism

January 19, 2012 5:22 PM ET

New York, January 19, 2012--Two journalists and a U.S.-based blogger who was tried in absentia were convicted on charges of terrorism in Ethiopia today and could be sentenced to the death penalty, according to news reports....

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2011 prison census: 179 journalists jailed worldwide

December 8, 2011 12:03 AM ET

As of December 1, 2011    |   » Read the accompanying report, "Journalist imprisonments jump worldwide, and Iran is worst"...

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Two Ethiopian journalists detained on terrorism charges

September 16, 2011 5:04 PM ET

New York, September 16, 2011--Authorities in Ethiopia arrested two independent journalists this week on accusations of involvement in a terrorism plot, bringing the total number of journalists imprisoned since June under the country's far-reaching antiterrorism legislation to six, CPJ research...

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Ethiopie : quatre journalistes, un blogueur inculpés de terrorisme

7 septembre 2011 18h51 ET

New York, le 7 septembre 2011--Mardi dernier, la Haute Cour d'Ethiopie a inculpé de terrorisme quatre journalistes indépendants, dont 2 suédois, et l'animateur d'un forum Internet basé aux États-Unis d'Amérique où le gouvernement d'Addis-Abeba est fortement critiqué, selon des sources...

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