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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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Intimidation or imprisonment by 'democratic instruments'

December 8, 2011 12:00 AM ET

Three years ago, I met Minister Bereket Simon at his office at the center of Addis Ababa. I was with my colleague Abiye Teklemariam -- who was recently charged with terrorism, treason and espionage along with five other journalists,...

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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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In Ethiopia, anti-terrorism law chills reporting on security

June 24, 2011 11:02 AM ET

How can an Ethiopian reporter cover the activities of Ethiopia's leading opposition figure, Berhanu Nega, or an attack by the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) rebels without risking prosecution and a 20-year prison sentence? Such questions have haunted Ethiopian...

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Attacks on the Press 2010: Internet Analysis

February 15, 2011 12:56 AM ET

Exposing the Internet's shadowy assailants by Danny O'Brien For the past decade, those who used the Internet to report the news might have assumed that the technological edge was in their favor. But online journalists now face more than just...

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Ataques a la prensa en 2010: Análisis de Internet

15 de Febrero 2011 12:56 AM ET

Exponer a quienes desde la oscuridad atacan a Internet Por Danny O'Brien En la última década, quienes usaron Internet para informar quizás hayan supuesto que la ventaja tecnológica jugaba a su favor. Pero los periodistas en línea se enfrentan...

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Ataques à Imprensa em 2010: Análise Internet

fevereiro 15, 2011 12:56 AM ET

Expor os que atacam a Internet nas sombras Por Danny O'Brien Na última década, aqueles que usavam a Internet para divulgar notícias imaginaram que o avanço tecnológico estava ao seu favor. Mas os jornalistas online de hoje enfrentam mais...

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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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