Ethiopia

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Ethiopian jounalist Eskinder Nega (center) is released from jail in February 2018. The country's authorities since re-arrested Eskinder and at least five other journalists. (AFP/Yonas Tadesse)

CPJ joins call for Ethiopia’s prime minister-designate to ensure journalists’ immediate release

The Committee to Protect Journalists, along with 40 civil society organizations, yesterday sent a joint letter to Ethiopia’s prime minister-designate, Abiy Ahmed, urging him to ensure the immediate and unconditional release of recently arrested journalists, and human rights defenders.

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Eskinder Nega sentenced to heavy prison term

New York, July 13, 2012–The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the harsh prison sentences issued by Ethiopia’s High Court today for blogger Eskinder Nega and five independent journalists on vague and politically motivated terrorism charges.  

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CPJ calls for release of jailed reporters in Ethiopia

Ethiopia is the second leading jailer of journalists, according to CPJ research.  This month, CPJ and Africa Media Initiative met with Ethiopia’s senior communications official to discuss the country’s press freedom record and review laws affecting freedom of speech.  Voice of America reported on this visit and spoke to CPJ’s East Africa Consultant, Tom Rhodes.…

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