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Ethiopian Musicians Charged With Terrorism for ‘Inciting’ Song Lyrics

15 Jul

Screenshot from one of Seena’s viral Afan Oromo ‘resistance songs’ from the group’s YouTube channel.

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Endalk, GlobalVoice
Seven producers and performers of a popular YouTube music video were charged in Ethiopia in late June with terrorism for producing ‘inciting’ audio-visual materials and ‘uploading them on YouTube’.

The group members were arrested in December 2016 and were held in detention without charges until last month.
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CPJ places TPLF regime again as one of top 10 enemies of the media & journalists in the world in 2015

15 Dec

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

(AP) — China, Egypt and Iran top the list of the world’s leading jailers of journalists in a new annual report by the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists. Eritrea, Ethiopia and Turkey also figured prominently on the list.
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Ethiopia’s crackdown on dissent drives opposition to push for ‘freedom first’

11 Jun

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by William Davison

On the very day Ethiopia’s ruling party celebrated another crushing electoral victory, a young blogger on trial under anti-terrorism laws in an Addis Ababa courtroom lashed out at the authorities.
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Zone 9: The Growing Gulag in Ethiopia

9 Sep

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Adotei Akwei, Amnesty International

In Ethiopia, an ever-increasing number of journalists, opposition members, activists, and other dissenting voices, are imprisoned in the eight zones of the infamous Kaliti Prison in Addis Ababa.
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