Tom Rhodes

By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jul 16th, 2014
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NAIROBI – The Ethiopian government should end its politicized prosecution of nine Ethiopian journalists arrested in April. The journalists and their lawyers were shut out of court room hearings in recent days. In hearings at the Arada First Instance Court in the capital Addis Ababa on Saturday ...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
May 15th, 2014
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By Abdi Latif Dahir NAIROBI, Kenya – Mastewal Birhanu thinks about the day he fled the city of his childhood. Even though he had made his mind to leave Ethiopia for Kenya, the thought of questioning and imprisonment at the airport agitated him. When he was finally through with immigration and sat in ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Feb 1st, 2013
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Authorities have cracked down on reporters and news outlets that covered last year’s demonstrations by Muslims, seen here. (AFP/Jenny Vaughan) Nairobi, February 1, 2013–Ethiopian security forces have detained for two weeks without charge the editor of a newsmagazine and accused him of inc...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Dec 6th, 2012
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Authorities in South Sudan should thoroughly investigate the murder of an online journalist, identify the motive, and bring the perpetrators to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Diing Chan Awuol, who went by the penname “Isaiah Abraham,” was shot dead by unidentifi...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Nov 3rd, 2012
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The Economist MOHAMED MOHAMUD, who was known as “Turyare” or “slightly hunchbacked” to his friends, was shot by unidentified gunmen in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, on October 21st. One week later, he died of his injuries after failed abdominal surgery. The 22-year-old reporter with the local Radio ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Ethiopia
Oct 11th, 2012
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By Meron Tekleberhan Several times now I have come upon articles which declare that the Amharic language is in danger because of the increasing influence being exerted on it by English and other foreign languages. Dr. Befekadu Wakjera cites the writing on the billboards and other advertisements that ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Feb 23rd, 2012
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Gasasira has reason to be wary of Rwandan authorities. After three men beat him severely in 2007, his newspaper was suspended in April 2010 and his deputy editor assassinated in unclear circumstances in July that year. I must have received at least a dozen communications from worried friends and coll...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 18th, 2012
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NEW YORK, January 18, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by the deteriorating press conditions in the semi-autonomous republic of Somaliland after this weekend’s detention of 21 journalists protesting a police raid on a private broadca...
By benim
In News
Nov 19th, 2011
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Juba – South Sudan has released two journalists without charge who were detained for weeks for criticising President Salva Kiir’s family, Amnesty International reported late on Friday. Ngor Garang, editor-in-chief of Destiny newspaper, and reporter Dengdit Ayok were arrested in Juba at th...
By benim
In East Africa
Jul 27th, 2011
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Ugandan security forces are holding a journalist who had been missing for two weeks to investigate him for alleged terrorism offences, an army spokesman said on Wednesday. Augustin Okello, a reporter for the private radio station Rhino FM in the northern town of Lira, went missing on July 13 followin...