Amanuel Asrat

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Amanuel Asrat

December 12, 2017 4:17 PM ET

Amanuel Asrat is one of several journalists arrested after the government summarily banned the privately owned press on September 18, 2001, in response to growing criticism of President Isaias Afewerki. At the time of his arrest, Amanuel was editor-in-chief of...

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September 18, 2001, in Eritrea: A memory that never fades

September 18, 2009 3:50 PM ET

It feels like it happened just yesterday. It was 7 a.m. on an average day in September in Asmara, Eritrea. My brain was still reshuffling the information I had gathered about the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center...

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2007 prison census: 127 journalists jailed

December 1, 2007 1:34 PM ET

Detailed accounts of each imprisoned journalist....

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127 journalists in prison as of December 1, 2007

December 1, 2007 12:00 AM ET

Detailed accounts of each imprisoned journalist....

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German media aid to Eritrea raises concerns

May 14, 2007 12:00 AM ET

Dear Minister Wieczorek-Zeul: The Committee to Protect Journalists notes that the German government has decided to fund the training of journalists working for Eritrea's state-controlled media while the nation's independent press remains shut down and more than a dozen publishers and editors continue to be held incommunicado, many since September 2001.

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2006 prison census: 134 journalists jailed

February 5, 2007 3:46 PM ET

ALGERIA: 2 Djamel Eddine Fahassi, Alger Chaîne III IMPRISONED: May 6, 1995 Fahassi, a reporter for the state-run radio station Alger Chaîne III and a contributor to several Algerian newspapers, including the now-banned weekly of the Islamic Salvation Front,...

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Attacks on the Press 2006: Countries That Have Jailed Journalists

February 5, 2007 11:57 AM ET

ALGERIA: 2 Djamel Eddine Fahassi, Alger Chaîne III IMPRISONED: May 6, 1995 Fahassi, a reporter for the state-run radio station Alger Chaîne III and a contributor to several Algerian newspapers, including the now-banned weekly of the Islamic Salvation Front, Al-Forqane,...

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Attacks on the Press 2006: Countries That Have Jailed Journalists

February 5, 2007 10:56 AM ET

ALGERIA: 2 Djamel Eddine Fahassi, Alger Chaîne III IMPRISONED: May 6, 1995 Fahassi, a reporter for the state-run radio station Alger Chaîne III and a contributor to several Algerian newspapers, including the now-banned weekly of the Islamic Salvation Front, Al-Forqane,...

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