Jan 25th, 2014
By Eleanor Ross, Huffington Post Some disappeared, others were given lengthy prison sentences. One thing all thirty men arrested in 2012 in Ethiopia had in common was that they had criticised the state and the policies of the former Premier, Meles Zenawi. And yet last week Japan’s Prime Ministe...
May 7th, 2013
Source: Human Rights Watch Free Jailed Journalists, Allow Media Freedom (Nairobi) – The Ethiopian government should mark World Press Freedom Day, on May 3, 2013, by immediately releasing all journalists jailed under the country’s deeply flawed anti-terrorism law. On May 2, 2013, the Supreme Court uph...
In African Union (AU)
May 3rd, 2012
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, May 3, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ — World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) will be celebrated tomorrow, Thursday 3rd May 2012 under the theme: “New Voices: Media Freedom Helping to Transform Societies”. The event at the AU Headquarters is organised by the United Natio...
May 2nd, 2012
“If the freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” -George Washington The late Mr. Bingu WA Mutharika Courtesy: Wikipedia (UGANDA) – It seems the sudden demise of Mr. Bingu WA Mutharika, president of Malawi who died recently, brought a spe...