Mattewos Habteab

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Mattewos Habteab

December 12, 2017 4:17 PM ET

Mattewos Habteab 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. Eritrean authorities have never accounted for the whereabouts, health, or...

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Truth about jailed journalists is locked away in Eritrea

April 9, 2010 4:43 PM ET

In the reclusive Red Sea nation of Eritrea, the fate of 10 journalists who disappeared in secret prisons following a September 2001 government crackdown has been a virtual state secret—only occasionally pierced by shreds of often unverifiable, secondhand information smuggled...

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Press, politics at center of Eritrean mock trial

July 2, 2009 5:01 PM ET

Articles published in Eritrea's now-banned private newspapers are at the center of a mock political trial being filmed as an educational documentary this week at Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. Inside a courtroom on the sprawling Tempe, Ariz., campus,...

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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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