Reeyot Alemu

By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 18th, 2014
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Dana Wagner, huffingtonpost I recently wrote an article criticizing two Canadian Cabinet ministers and the absolute privilege of irreverence struck me yet again. I didn’t have to spend a week sleeping anywhere but home to avoid thugs, or worry about my family losing their jobs, or alert my frie...
By IndepthAfrica
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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...
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Mar 17th, 2014
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By Alemayehu G Mariam Semayawi Party in Ethiopia has done it again! This time it is the young women of Semayawi Party who took to the streets of Addis Ababa during the 5k run held as part of the International Women’s Day celebrations on March 9. They spoke; no, they cried out the unvarnished truth [&...
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 Djibouti
May 3rd, 2013
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ADDIS ABABA — The family of Reeyot Alemu, this year’s winner of the World Press Freedom Prize, says her situation in an Ethiopian prison is worsening by the day. Reeyot Alemu and Eskinder Nega are two of the best-known Ethiopian journalists imprisoned on charges of terrorism. UNESCO awarded Reeyot th...
By IndepthAfrica
In Alemayehu G. Mariam
Apr 29th, 2013
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America is Watching!? Diplomacy by hypocrisy is “diplocrisy”. Edmund Burke, the British statesman and philosopher, said “Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises, for never intending to go beyond promise, it costs nothing.” We’ve heard many promises on human rights in Africa from Presid...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 26th, 2013
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By Betre Yacob Imprisoned Ethiopian journalist Reeyot Alemu has won the 2013 UNESCO-Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize. She is given the prize in recognition of her “exceptional courage, resistance and commitment” to freedom of expression. According to UNESCO’s news report, she was recommended ...
By IndepthAfrica
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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 Eritrea
Jan 9th, 2013
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press release . Reeyot, who wrote columns critical of the government for the now-defunct independent weekly Feteh, has been imprisoned since June 2011 on terrorism charges in a case that has aroused international indignation. In January 2012, she was sentenced to 14 years in prison and a fine of 33,0...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 29th, 2012
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In the history of modern Ethiopia the free press is certainly a relatively recent phenomenon. It is only a little over two decades since press freedom was given a constitutional guarantee and Ethiopians were able to air their views openly through written publications and/or electronic media outlets. ...