June 17, 2013 — Two years ago this Friday (June 21), Ethiopian journalist Reeyot Alemu was arrested and thrown in jail for shining a rare light on her country’s government. Although Alemu has won the IWMF Courage in Journalism Award and the UNESCO World Press Freedom Prize, the Ethiopian government insists that she is a terrorist.
News anchors Christiane Amanpour and Cynthia McFadden have called for her release, and the IWMF has worked tirelessly to advocate on Alemu’s behalf. Now we need your help!
Here is what you can do to support press freedom in Ethiopia and demand justice for Reeyot Alemu: