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By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Jan 28th, 2014
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Eskinder Nega, an Ethiopian publisher, journalist and blogger who is serving an 18-year jail sentence under anti-terror legislation, has been awarded the 2014 Golden Pen of Freedom, the annual press freedom prize of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA). Mr Nega was arres...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Jul 25th, 2013
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By ESKINDER NEGA ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — I AM jailed, with around 200 other inmates, in a wide hall that looks like a warehouse. For all of us, there are only three toilets. Most of the inmates sleep on the floor, which has never been swept. About 1,000 prisoners share the small open space here [&hel...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
May 2nd, 2013
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(AFP) – ADDIS ABABA — An Ethiopian court on Thursday dismissed the appeal of blogger Eskinder Nega and opposition leader Andualem Arage who were jailed last year for terror-related offences. “The sentencing is still correct so there is no reduction,” said Supreme Court judge Dagne Melaku,...
By IndepthAfrica
In Alemayehu G. Mariam
Apr 8th, 2013
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By Alemayehu G Mariam Last April, I wrote a “Special Tribute to My Personal Hero Eskinder Nega”.  In that tribute, I groped for words as I tried to describe this common Ethiopian man of uncommon valor, an ordinary journalist of extraordinary integrity and audacity. Frankly, what could be said of a si...
By IndepthAfrica
In Alemayehu G. Mariam
Dec 31st, 2012
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By Alemayehu G. Mariam 2012 is gone. 2013 is on the way. Let us ring in redress to all humankind. I wish a happy and prosperous new year to all of my readers throughout the world. To those who have unwearyingly followed my columns for nearly three hundred uninterrupted weeks, I wish to express my [&h...
By IndepthAfrica
In Alemayehu G. Mariam
Oct 28th, 2012
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Professor Alemayehu G. Mariam There are few things more difficult or dangerous than speaking truth to abusers of power. But for Reeyot Alemu, the 31 year-old young Ethiopian heroine of press freedom, no price is high enough to keep her from being “the voice of the voiceless”. She will speak truth to ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Oct 3rd, 2012
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By Eskinder Nega Introduction by Charlayne Hunter-Gault (The Root) — President Barack Obama’s strong defense of freedom of speech at the United Nations last month was clearly directed at the sputtering young Arab and North African democracies, where violent anti-American protests were ost...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
May 11th, 2012
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Addis Ababa – An Ethiopian judge delayed the verdict on Friday in the case of 24 people charged with terrorism, including prominent journalist Eskinder Nega and opposition member Andualem Arage. The conclusion of the trial, which has been widely condemned by human rights organisations, was post...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
May 3rd, 2012
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he New York Times As many of his colleagues fled Ethiopia’s crackdown on the news media, Eskinder Nega stayed to write. Eskinder Nega A prominent journalist, Mr. Nega challenged the prosecution of fellow reporters and editors under terrorism laws in reports that ran afoul of those very same laws in t...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
May 2nd, 2012
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New York – An imprisoned Ethiopian journalist and blogger who could face the death penalty for advocating peaceful protests in his Horn of Africa homeland was honoured on Tuesday with PEN America’s “Freedom to Write” award. Eskinder Nega was arrested in 2011 under EthiopiaR...