Dec 20th, 2012
Four Ethiopian journalists have received the prestigious Hellman/Hammett award for 2012 in recognition of their efforts to promote free expression in Ethiopia, one of the world’s most restricted media environments. Eskinder Nega Fenta, an independent journalist and blogger; Reeyot Alemu Gobebo of the...
Jan 26th, 2012
Reporters Without Borders has just visited Ethiopia, where two Swedish journalists, Kontinent news agency reporter Martin Schibbye and photographer Johan Persson, were sentenced to 11 years in prison on 29 December on charges of entering the country illegally and supporting terrorism. During the visi...
In East Africa
Sep 15th, 2011
Addis Ababa – An Ethiopian journalist identified in a diplomatic cable released last month by WikiLeaks has fled after being questioned by authorities, a media rights watchdog said on Thursday. Argaw Ashine was questioned last week by government authorities followed by police interrogation, aft...