Woubshet Taye

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2016 prison census: 259 journalists jailed worldwide

December 13, 2016 12:00 AM ET

As of December 1, 2016 Analysis: Turkey's crackdown leads to record high | CPJ Methodology | Blog: Imprisoned in Panama | Blog: Weighing China cases | Video: Turkey: A Prison For Journalists | Video: Prison Census 2016...

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'They wanted me to say I was wrong': Freed Ethiopian journalist on why 1,500 days in jail failed to silence her

January 7, 2016 3:24 PM ET

Reeyot Alemu, an Ethiopian journalist who worked for the independent weekly Feteh, spent almost 1,500 days in prison after being arrested in June 2011 and charged with terrorism in 2012. She was released unexpectedly in July....

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2015 prison census: 199 journalists jailed worldwide

December 14, 2015 7:59 PM ET

As of December 1, 2015 Analysis: China, Egypt imprison record numbers of journalists Blog: None jailed in Americas | Blog: Q&A with Vietnam's Ta Phong Tan...

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Zone 9 Bloggers, Ethiopia

September 15, 2015 12:01 AM ET

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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Outdated secrecy laws stifle the press in South Africa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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2014 prison census: 221 journalists jailed worldwide

December 9, 2014 9:33 PM ET

As of December 1, 2014 Analysis: Global tally second worst on record Blog: In China, mainstream media as well as dissidents under increasing pressure...

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Attacks on the Press in 2013: Ethiopia

February 12, 2014 2:08 AM ET

A year after the death of Meles Zenawi, Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn succeeded in preserving the repressive climate in Ethiopia. Several journalists faced interrogation or prosecution for writing about the late leader, his policies, and even his widow. One journalist,...

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