Journalist

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...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
May 2nd, 2013
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Chris Okotie is the first cerebral pastor in Nigeria to make an apostolic incursion into Nigeria’s dirty presidential politics . In 2003 he contested under Justice Party, placing 8th out of 29 candidates with 119,547 votes.  Okotie formed FRESH Democratic Party and used the FRESH platform to vi...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Mar 24th, 2013
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Olubunmi Oke, a female journalist working with the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Akure, has been released by her abductors. Mrs. Oke , a nursing mother, was kidnapped on Thursday by four gunmen after closing from work at Oba Ile area of Akure, the Ondo State capital. She was said to have been ...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Mar 19th, 2013
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Abdiaziz Abdinur Ibrahim speaks out about experience in jail where he was lodged for interviewing alleged rape victim. Abdiaziz Abdinur Ibrahim set free after Somalia’s attorney general says the original investigation misled the court. ( 17-Mar-2013 ) Somalia’s Supreme Court has freed a reporter jail...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 23rd, 2013
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Somali Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon met February 16 with the local journalist union. (NUSOJ) Spirits of journalists in Somalia, the most dangerous country in Africa to practice the profession, were lifted slightly this week after Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon made several auspicious announce...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Feb 9th, 2013
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Committee to Protect Journalists press release Nairobi — The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the revival of criminal charges against Ethiopian journalist Temesghen Desalegn today in what appears to be a politicized court hearing designed to censor one of the few critical voices left in the ...