Tag Archives: CPJ

Ethiopia denies Temesghen Desalegn access to medical care in jail

17 Mar

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)

Nairobi, March 16, 2015–Authorities in Ethiopia have denied medical attention to Ethiopian journalist Temesghen Desalegn, who has been imprisoned since October, according to sources close to the journalist.
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Unfortunate plight: Ethiopian journalists must choose between being locked up or locked out

31 Dec

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Nicole Schilit, Journalist Assistance Associate

A sharp increase in the number of Ethiopian journalists fleeing into exile has been recorded by the Committee to Protect Journalists in the past 12 months. More than 30–twice the number of exiles CPJ documented in 2012 and 2013 combined–were forced to leave after the government began a campaign of arrests. In October, Nicole Schilit of CPJ’s Journalist Assistance program and Martial Tourneur of partner group Reporters Without Borders traveled to Nairobi in Kenya to meet some of those forced to flee.
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220 journalists in prison across the world: Ethiopia in top 10 jailors’ list

18 Dec

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Roy Greenslade

More journalists are in jail across the world at present than a year ago. According to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), 220 journalists are in prison, an increase of nine from 2013.
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CPJ condemns closed court hearings for nine Ethiopian journalists

15 Jul

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

Nairobi, July 14, 2014–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.
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የጋዜጠኞች እስር መንግስትን፣ ማህበራትንና ፓርቲዎችን እያወዛገበ ነው

31 Dec

Addis Admas

The Ethiopia Observatory

መቀመጫውን በኒውዮርክ ያደረገው ሲፒጄ የተሠኘው የጋዜጠኞች መብት ተሟጋች ድርጅት ጋዜጠኞችን በማሠርና በማንገላታት ኢትዮጵያ ከአለም ሁለተኛ ናት ማለቱን መንግስት እና በሃገሪቱ የሚገኙ የጋዜጠኞች ማህበራት አምርረው ሲያወግዙ፣ የተቃዋሚ ፓርቲ አመራሮች በበኩላቸው፤ በእርግጥም ሃገሪቱ ጋዜጠኞችን እያሠረች ነው፤ ደረጃው ይገባታል ብለዋል፡፡ የኢትዮጵያ ብሄራዊ ጋዜጠኞች ህብረት ፕሬዚዳንት አቶ አንተነህ አብርሃም፤ “ሲፒጄ የሃገራችንን ስም ለማጥፋት ስለሚፈልግ ነው እንጂ፣ በፃፈው ፅሁፍ የታሠረ አንድም ጋዜጠኛ የለም፡፡ 3 ጋዜጠኞች የታሠሩት አሸባሪ ተብለው ነው” ብለዋል፡፡ በማህበራችን ጥረት በኢትዮጵያ የጋዜጠኞች እስር ቆሟል ሲሉም ተናግረዋል አቶ አንተነህ። የኢትዮጵያ ነፃ ጋዜጠኞች ማህበር (ኢነጋማ) ሊቀመንበር አቶ ወንደሰን መኮንን በበኩላቸው፤ ኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ ከሙያው ጋር በተያያዘ የታሠረ ጋዜጠኛ እንደሌለ ገልፀው፣ የታሠሩ ጋዜጠኞች ጉዳያቸው ሌላ ቢሆንም መፈታት አለባቸው ብለው እንደሚያምኑ ተናግረዋል፡፡
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CPJ says crackdown will not resolve dispute with Moslems

12 Aug

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

Addis Ababa — An international press freedom group said the way Ethiopian authorities are handling to an ongoing dispute with the country’s Muslim movement will not ease the two-year-long tensions between the government and the Islamic community.
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Ethiopia’s regime adds two more journalists to its prison folks, no charges nor due process followed

10 Aug

by The Ethiopia Observatory

Nairobi, August 9, 2013–The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned about the arrest and week-long detention without charge of two journalists working for Radio Bilal, a station that has provided extensive coverage of ongoing anti-government protests staged by Ethiopian Muslims.
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Somalia, Ethiopia & Eritrea lead Sub-Sahara in violence against journalists, forcing them into exile

21 Jun

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

by William Eagle, VOA

The Committee to Protect Journalists says in the past year, 55 journalists in 21 countries have gone into exile because of violence, threats and imprisonment. An official of the committee says an estimated 40% of those who’ve fled are from sub-Saharan Africa.
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