Fasil Yenealem

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Ethiopia sentences Eskinder, 5 others on terror charges

July 13, 2012 5:02 PM ET

Nairobi, July 13, 2012--An Ethiopian court today handed down heavy prison sentences to six journalists convicted on vague terrorism charges, local journalists and news reports said. Award-winning blogger Eskinder Nega got an 18-year term; the others live in exile...

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Eskinder Nega, 5 exiled journalists convicted of terrorism

June 27, 2012 5:44 PM ET

Nairobi, June 27, 2012--Today's conviction of six Ethiopian journalists on vague terrorism charges is an affront to the rule of law and the constitution in the Horn of Africa country, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. At least...

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Judge confirms charges against Ethiopian dissident blogger

January 25, 2012 3:14 PM ET

New York, January 25, 2012--Jailed Ethiopian dissident blogger Eskinder Nega will stand trial in March for all of the terrorism accusations initially advanced by prosecutors, a federal high court judge ruled yesterday, local sources said. If convicted on all...

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Ethiopia charges six journalists with terrorism

November 11, 2011 5:07 PM ET

New York, November 11, 2011--A judge in Ethiopia's federal high court charged six journalists with terrorism on Thursday under the country's antiterrorism law, bringing the number of journalists charged under the statute since June to 10, CPJ research found. ...

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Attaques contre la presse en 2009: Éthiopie

16 février 2010 0h45 ET

h7 {float:none;width:auto;height:auto;font-family:sans-serif;font-weight:normal; margins:5px;} Principaux développements • La loi anti-terroriste pénalise la couverture de sujets sensibles. • L'organe de régulation agit en censeur au service du gouvernement. Statistique clé 4: journalistes emprisonnés en date du 1er décembre 2009....

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Attacks on the Press 2009: Ethiopia

February 16, 2010 12:37 AM ET

h7 {float:none;width:auto;height:auto;font-family:sans-serif;font-weight:normal; margins:5px;} Top Developments• Terrorism law criminalizes coverage of sensitive topics.• Broadcasting Authority serves as government censor. Key Statistic 4: Journalists jailed as of December 1, 2009. Ahead of national elections scheduled for May 2010, the ruling Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary...

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Journalists in prison in 2007

December 5, 2007 7:01 PM ET

CPJ: One in 6 jailed journalists held without charge Census shows an overall decline; China remains the leading jailer...

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Ethiopian government pardons four journalists, revives genocide charges against others

July 24, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, July 24, 2007— Authorities in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa released on conditional pardon last week four journalists who accepted responsibility for deadly post-election unrest in 2005, according to local journalists and news reports. The four were...

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La Haute cour fédérale éthiopienne acquitte huit journalistes poursuivis pour crimes contre l'État.

9 avril 2007 12h00 ET

New York, le 9 avril 2007—La Haute cour fédérale Éthiopienne a aujourd’hui acquitté et ordonné la libération de huit rédacteurs et éditeurs de journaux de langue amharique qui avaient été emprisonnés pour crimes contre l’État depuis une  répression gouvernementale de...

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Ethiopian High Court acquits eight journalists on antistate crimes

April 9, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, April 9, 2007-Ethiopia's High Court today acquitted and set free eight editors and publishers of Amharic-language newspapers who have been jailed on antistate charges since a massive November 2005 government crackdown, according to local journalists and media reports....

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