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By IndepthAfrica
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May 31st, 2014
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By Betre Yacob The Ethiopian authorities are once again moving to pass another legislation which would completely paralyze the last remaining independent publications circulating in the country. The legislation is expected to come into force in the coming year, ahead of the 2007 national election. Th...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Jan 31st, 2014
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By Betre Yacob Ethiopian journalists have successfully established a new nation-wide non partisan and independent professional association, which is unique of its kind. The first general assembly meeting of the association was colourfully held yesterday on 30 January 2014 in Addis Ababa. The new asso...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 24th, 2013
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By Betre Yacob. The Ethiopian journalist Bisrat Woldemichael was kidnapped, threatened, humiliated, and beaten by the Ethiopian intelligence and security agents on 28 August, 2013. He has reported this incident today to journalists. Bisrat reported that the dreadful incident took place at Gotera, a p...
By IndepthAfrica
In Alemayehu G. Mariam
Sep 23rd, 2013
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When I wrote a commentary on the plight of the imprisoned 32-year old Ethiopian journalist Reeyot Alemu last April, I titled it “The Audacity of Evil in Ethiopia.” At the time, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) had sent a letter to the “Minister of Justice” of the ruling regime in Ethiopia p...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 3rd, 2013
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BY Justine John DYIKUK Today (3, May 2013), World Press Freedom Day celebrates its 20th anniversary. The Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in December 1993, following the recommendation of UNESCO’s General Conference. Since then, 3 May, the anniversary of the Declaration of Windhoek...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Apr 17th, 2013
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Jailed Ethiopian journalist wins UNESCO prize – Ethiopian journalist, Reeyot Alemu, who is serving a five-year sentence, is the winner of the 2013 World Press Freedom prize – UNESCO/Guillermo Cano – in recognition of her “exceptional courage, resistance and commitment to freedom of ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Feb 17th, 2013
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Addis Ababa — An international media advocacy group has identified 10 countries where press freedom has suffered in 2012. Risk List 2012 from Committee to Protect Journalists on Vimeo. The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), on Thursday released its annual “Attacks on the Pre...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 20th, 2013
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By Beny Gideon Mab Long overdue media legislation in the Republic of South Sudan has for the first time in eight years seen light of the day in what I may described as a serious policy and legislative developmental process. The completion of Media Authority Bill 2012, Right of Access to Information B...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 8th, 2012
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Committee of Suspect Journalists; Press Watchdog Fails “Journalism for Beginners” in World Press Freedom Report The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) recently issued their annual report on the status of freedom of the press in the world in which the lead article charges, amongst other things, th...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
May 6th, 2012
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A university don, Dr. Sunny Mbazie, has declared that if the Boko Haram suicide bombers succeed in intimidating media houses, the society is finished. He said journalism is not a profession for the lily-livered, who just want to make a living, but for people who must be determined, bold, courageous a...