Reporters Without Borders

By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Aug 22nd, 2014
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By RSF Three journalists and six bloggers who have been held for the past five months were denied bail by a federal court in Addis Ababa yesterday after the prosecution argued that article 3 of the 2009 anti-terrorism law, under which they are detained, precludes release on bail. The defence said art...
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
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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
In East Africa
Oct 6th, 2013
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Reporters Without Borders A major street protest took place in Addis Ababa on 29 September in response to a call from Unity for Democracy and Justice, an opposition political party headed by the previous president, Dr. Negasso Gidada. The demonstrators protested against the arbitrary detention of jou...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Apr 23rd, 2013
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US State Department EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The government of the State of Eritrea is a highly centralized, authoritarian regime under the control of President Isaias Afwerki. The People’s Front for Democracy and Justice (PFDJ), headed by President Isaias, is the sole political party. There have been no el...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 14th, 2013
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By Andy Ryan, ThinkAfricaPress site analysis Afewerki’s grip on power in Eritirea is showing signs of weakness. But will we see a coup, cosmetic reforms or even an uprising? Ever since 1993, when Eritrea gained independence and the national assembly elected him president, Isaias Afewerki has ru...
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
In Djibouti
Feb 11th, 2013
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Eritrean president Isaias Afewerki on Friday spoke for first time about last month’s mutiny incident in Asmara after remaining silent for three weeks. On 21 January around 200 mutinous soldiers with two tanks stormed the information ministry and forced the director of the state-run media service to a...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Feb 8th, 2013
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His Excellency Abdi Farah Shirdon Prime Minister Mogadishu, Somalia Paris, 7 February 2013 Subject: Reforms needed for freedom of information in Somalia Dear Prime Minister Shirdon, Reporters Without Borders, an international organization that defends freedom of information, would like to share with ...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Feb 6th, 2013
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Court ruling draws condemnation from Somalia’s union of journalists. MOGADISHU — A Somali judge on Tuesday jailed a woman who said she had been raped by soldiers and a journalist who interviewed her, finding them guilty of making up the story to besmirch the government. The verdict and one-year jail ...