Journalist

By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 13th, 2014
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Reporters Without Borders Ethiopia’s justice ministry has announced that it is bringing criminal charges ranging from “dissemination of false rumours with the intent of overthrowing the government” to “undermining public trust in the government and attempts at fostering ethnic and religious divisions...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jul 18th, 2014
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By AFP A group of Ethiopian bloggers and journalists detained for nearly three months have been charged with terrorism for having links to an outlawed group and for planning attacks, a judge said Friday. The seven members of the blogging collective Zone Nine and three journalists were arrested in Apr...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jul 16th, 2014
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NAIROBI – The Ethiopian government should end its politicized prosecution of nine Ethiopian journalists arrested in April. The journalists and their lawyers were shut out of court room hearings in recent days. In hearings at the Arada First Instance Court in the capital Addis Ababa on Saturday ...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jun 18th, 2014
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Nine journalists who were arrested on 25 and 26 April continue to be detained pending trial. When the latest detention hearing in their case was held on 14 June, a judge gave the police yet more time to complete their investigation and finally determine the charges. The nine journalists remain in jai...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jun 11th, 2014
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By ethiocnn Following the recent crackdown by the Ethiopian government on journalists and bloggers, the managing Editor and founder of the defunct magazine Tesema Desalegn has fled the country. Sources indicate that the journalist has left the country as the result of the deteriorating press freedom ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Mar 17th, 2014
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Premium Times In a month when we are celebrating women, today, Sunday March 16th is Ethiopian journalist Reeyot Alemu’s 1000th day of imprisonment for simply doing her job. A columnist for several Amharic-language newspapers, Reeyot Alemu was one of the first journalists arrested in a 2011 gove...
By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 28th, 2013
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By Getahune Bekele-South Africa “It is virtually impossible within the Ethiopian justice system for a journalist who has been unlawfully imprisoned to get justice.” Nani Janson, MLDI senior legal counsel. A UK based international charity organization is on fund raising mission to help secure the rele...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Aug 28th, 2013
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By Peter Townson Working with various media outlets and NGOs has led to Betre Yacob being labelled a terrorist, and like many other journalists in Ethiopia, he fears for his safety as a result of his work. Betre Yacob fears for his safety after receiving unwanted attention from the Etihopian authorit...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jul 17th, 2013
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By Kidane Brehane, IndepthAfrica Ethiopia – European Union’s parliament delegation is approaching Ethiopia’s government to discharge imprisoned journalists and political activists. The head of the EU delegation Barbara Lochbihler said Wednesday that Ethiopia is imprisoning journalis...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 10th, 2013
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by Sadik When the dictators incarcerate valued and exceptional leaders without justice, it is not only to bar them from their followers, but to break their soul in irreversible manner. Today our brave Ethiopians broke the passion of the oppressor by having a wedding inside the notorious Qaliti prison...