Tag Archives: imprisonment of journalists

Is Journalism a crime in Ethiopia? BBC report

29 Jan

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)


 

What is EITI’s Clare Short up to in Ethiopia?

9 Nov

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

Board chair of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) is visiting Ethiopia at a time, when the TPLF regime has intensified, in the words of Reporters Without Borders (RSF), its “witch hunt against privately-owned media.” The press freedom advocate and journalists defender organization on November 7, 2014 reported:
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AI on outcome of Ethiopia’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR): Systemic human rights concerns demand action by both Ethiopia and the Human Rights Council

23 Sep

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

With elections coming up in May 2015, urgent and concrete steps are needed to reduce violations of civil and political rights in Ethiopia.
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Redwan Hussein Says “Ethiopia Committed to Ensuring Press Freedom”, When All “Acknowledge Ethnic and Ideological Differences”!

23 Sep

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

Addis Ababa: September 19, 2014 (FBC) – Government Communication Affairs Office Minister Redwan Hussein said Ethiopia is committed to ensuring freedom of expression.
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Amnesty urges Obama to speak up about repression, human rights abuses in Ethiopia when he meets Meles Zenawi

17 May

Contact: Suzanne Trimel, strimel@aiusa.org, 212-633-4150

(Washington DC) — Amnesty International today urged President Barack Obama and fellow G8 leaders to speak up about Ethiopia’s appalling human rights record when he and the group meets with Prime Minister Meles Zenawi at Camp David on Saturday, May 19. The human rights organization said Zenawai should not receive a “free pass” on rights abuses during meetings on food security.
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In Africa, development still comes at freedom’s expense (Analysis)

23 Feb

By Mohamed Keita

Tommo Monthe, a seasoned Cameroonian diplomat, appeared at a human rights forum alongside the U.N. high commissioner for human rights and extolled the primacy of … development.

“Poverty is a challenge to the enjoyment of rights,” Monthe declared at the October 2011 event at UN headquarters. “Roads, pumps, railroads, all kinds of development equipment in Africa are keys to the enjoyment of such rights.”
Back home, Cameroonian authorities have detained and harassed dozens of journalists in recent years for scrutinizing
the use of public funds intended for just that kind of infrastructure.
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Two Swedish Journalists Receive Guilty Verdict: Not The Last Word Though

21 Dec

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin

Finally, an Ethiopian court has passed the guilty verdict on Johan Persson and Martin Schibbye, two Swedish journalists, who illegally entered Ethiopia half a year ago. From day one, the two journalists pleaded that they were only guilty of illegally crossing the border into Ethiopia. While the presiding judge did not agree with them, they have all along rejected accusations of aiding and abetting the Ogaden National Liberation Movement (ONLF). Nevertheless, the judge said, they were found guilty by a unanimous vote.
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