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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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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...
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Aug 10th, 2013
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  by GRAHAM PEEBLES In many parts of the world development has become an invisible cloak under which all manner of “state sponsored” atrocities and human rights violations are being committed. Married to growth, development has been (largely) reduced to economic advancement – meaning maximizing ...
By IndepthAfrica
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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
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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...
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Apr 28th, 2013
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Getahune Bekele Although the word “hard labour” sounds brutal and primitive, Zambian magistrate Shadreck Chanda was merciless in passing judgment when he sent 50 destitute Ethiopians to jail for entering the landlocked nation illegally on 29 March 2013. The Ethiopians aged 11 to 37 were caught by Zam...
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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 ...
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Feb 28th, 2013
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The Ethiopian Orthodox Church has elected a new patriarch to replace the previous head who died in August, officials said Thursday. “Abune Matthias… arch-bishop of Jerusalem (for the Ethiopian church) was elected with a majority,” said Daniel Sefermikael, a church official. He said ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 6th, 2013
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The land of Ethiopia, rich in natural, cultural and religious treasures and centered on the crossroads between North Africa, the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa is consistently hailed as a must-see destination. Its 2,500 years of documented history (and 1500 years of Christian observance) has been...