Tag: Eskinder Nega

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Ethiopia’s Eskinder Nega Named IPI Press Freedom Hero

Ethiopian journalist and blogger Eskinder Nega, who has been imprisoned since 2011 after criticizing his country’s abuse of anti-terror laws to silence the press, has

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Human Rights Watch starts Campaign for Journalist Eskinder Nega

Human Rights Watch (HRW) said it is kicking off a social media campaign that features journalists, lawyers, activists, artists, members of the political oppositions or

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Bloggers And Political Activists Afraid Of Proposed Ethiopia Law

For years, the Ethiopian government has been accused of using its anti-terrorism law to crack down on internal political dissent. Now, bloggers and political activists

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Ethiopia remains the second-worst jailer of journalists in sub-Saharan Africa

Ethiopia continued to repress all independent reporting, and remained the second-worst jailer of journalists in sub-Saharan Africa, after Eritrea Freedom house reported. The report noted for

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Ethiopian Eskinder Nega, Wins 2015 PEN One Humanity Award

Toronto―The Ethiopian journalist Eskinder Nega will receive PEN Canada’s One Humanity Award on the opening night of the 36th International Festival of Authors (IFOA 36).

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Ethiopia Shall Persevere!

“How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!”, decreed Maya Angelou, the great African American author, poet, dancer, actress

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Jailed Journalist Eskinder Nega Awarded Golden Pen Of Freedom

Jailed Ethiopian journalist Eskinder Nega has been awarded the Golden Pen For Freedom. The honour was awarded on Nega in a ceremony at the 66th World

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Press Freedom Groups Call for Release of Ethiopia's Jailed Journalists

In a letter to Prime Minster Hailemariam Desalegn, global press organisations called on the Ethiopian authorities to unconditionally release Eskinder Nega, and four other journalists:

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A Lifeline to the World

Birtukan Mideksa spent years in an Ethiopian prison, and was featured in Write for Rights 2009 as a prisoner of conscience. She told Amnesty International what

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Rights group launches a global appeal for the release of Ethiopian journalist sentenced to 18 years on terrorism charges

Rights group Amnesty International has issued a global appeal for the release from prison of an award-winning journalist in Ethiopia. Amnesty on Wednesday said it was

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Ethiopian Winner Of Press Freedom Prize Reeyot Alemu Suffering In Prison

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

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Ethiopia delays appeal of jailed blogger, opposition figure

An Ethiopian court on Wednesday delayed again the appeal of blogger Eskinder Nega and opposition leader Andualem Arage, who were jailed last year for terror-related

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