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    Free Jailed Journalists, Allow Media Freedom

    MAY 3, 2013

    Ethiopia’s journalists shouldn’t be spending World Press Freedom Day in jail on trumped-up terrorism charges. Freeing these journalists would be an important step toward improving Ethiopia’s deteriorating record on press freedom.


    Leslie Lefkow, deputy Africa director.

    (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 upheld an 18-year sentence under the anti-terrorism law for Eskinder Nega Fenta, a journalist and blogger who received the 2012 PEN Freedom to Write Award.

    Eleven journalists have been convicted and sentenced since 2011 under Et ... Read more »
    Views: 2131 | Added by: dani | Date: 2013-05-03 | Comments (4)

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