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እስክንድር ነጋ – ስለ እስር ቆይታው፣ ፕሬስና ወቅታዊ የፖለቲካ ሁኔታ*

11 Mar

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

    • አዲሱ ጠ/ ሚኒስትር የተረጋጋች ሀገር የመፍጠር ኃላፊነት አለበት

    • ሕዝቡ ከኢሕአዴግም ሆነ ከፖለቲካ ድርጅቶች ቀድሞ ሄዷል

    • ኢትዮጵያዊ ዴክለርክ ወይም ኢትዮጵያዊ ጎርባቾቭ ያስፈልገናል

    • አርአያ ልንሆናቸው የሚገቡ ሃገሮች፣ለኛ አርአያ መሆን ችለዋል

ከስድስት ዓመት ተኩል የእስር ጊዜ በኋላ ከቃሊቲ ማረሚያ ቤት በቅርቡ የተፈታው ጋዜጠኛ እስክንድር ነጋ፤ስለ እስር ቤት ቆይታው፣ስለ አገሪቱ ወቅታዊ የፖለቲካ ሁኔታ፣ስለ ቀጣዩ ጠ/ሚኒስትር ሚና እንዲሁም ስለ ቀጣይ ዕቅዱ የአዲስ አድማስ ጋዜጠኛ አለማየሁ አንበሴ አነጋግሮታል፡፡ እነሆ፡

ከእስር ቤት ውጪ ያለውን የሀገሪቱን ሁኔታ እንዴት አገኘኸው?

የሕዝቡ የለውጥ ፍላጎት ከጫፍ ደርሷል፡፡ ገና የስርአት ለውጥ ባናይም የአስተሳሰብ ለውጥ ግን በሰፊው አለ፡፡ የፍርሃቱ ድባብ እየተገፈፈ ነው። ህዝቡ ከፍርሃት እየወጣ ነው፡፡ ይሄን ለማየት በመብቃቴ በጣም እድለኛ ነኝ፡፡ እኛ አምባገነናዊ ስርአቱን ስንታገል፣ በዋናነት አብረን ስንታገል የነበረው ፍርሃቱን ነው፡፡
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ቆይታ ከእስክንድር ነጋ ጋር: መደመጥ ያለበት የሚያዳብር ቃለ መጠይቅ!

27 Feb

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
በበፈቃዱ ኃይሉ


Ethiopian journalist branded a ‘terrorist’ and locked up for 18 years wins 2014 Golden Pen of Freedom: Day of shame for TPLF

9 Jun

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
By William Turnvill, Press Gazette

An Ethiopian journalist branded a “terrorist” and currently serving an 18-year prison sentence has been awarded the 2014 Golden Pen of Freedom.
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Africans must speak up for journalist jailed in Ethiopia

5 Nov

by Zakes Mda, The Guardian
Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

    Ethiopia today is reminiscent of apartheid South Africa, where anyone who questions the state is a terrorist

The award-winning Ethiopian journalist Eskinder Nega will turn 45 this month in Kaliti prison outside Addis Ababa whilst serving an 18-year sentence as a convicted terrorist. The government in Addis would have the world believe he is a reckless, even racist, agitator bent on violent revolution. Yet, a review of the evidence against him and his writings reveals a thoughtful and principled man whose only crime has been to urge, peacefully and publicly, Ethiopia’s rulers to deliver on their long broken promise of peaceful, democratic reform.
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Ethiopia’s jailed journalists seek international support

21 Oct

by Aman Sethi, The Hindu – Posted on The Ethiopia Observatory

“You may be really surprised by our nonsensical imprisonment,” Reeyot Alemu wrote in a letter recently smuggled out of a prison in Addis Ababa, “The international community should be aware of the objective reality that we are burdened to live a life which is inexplicable to contemplate, let alone easily engage with.”
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Africa’s journalists honor jailed editor Woubshet Taye

16 Oct

by Sue Valentine, CPJ Africa Coordinator – Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

Journalists and media owners across Africa gave Ethiopian journalist Woubshet Taye a standing ovation in Cape Town on Saturday night at the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Awards 2013, but he wasn’t there to see it. Instead his wife and son accepted the Free Press Award on his behalf.
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Ethiopia’sTerrorism Law Decimates The Media

3 May

HRW Press release posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

    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.

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 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.
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Prisoners of conscience languish in Ethiopia’s prisons

3 Apr

By Birtukan Mideksa*

Birtukan Mideksa Although Ethiopia has its first new prime minister in 17 years – so far, the government has failed to right a long history of wrongs. With prisoners of conscience still languishing in its prisons, Ethiopia must receive the clear message – especially from allies like the United States – that continued human rights violations will not be tolerated.

My journey to become a political prisoner in Ethiopia began as a federal judge fighting to uphold the rule of law. Despite institutional challenges and even death threats, I hoped to use constitutional principles to ensure respect for basic rights.
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