Woubshet Taye should be out of prison and working to build the prosperity and the freedom of a new Ethiopia – CNN MULTICHOICE AFRICAN JOURNALISM AWARDS 2013 Press Release

 Birhan Tesfaye (wife of Woubshet Taye) & Ferial Haffajee (editor of City Press & chair of independent judging panel of CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Of the Year Free Press Award)

Birhan Tesfaye (wife of Woubshet Taye) & Ferial Haffajee (editor of City Press & chair of independent judging panel of CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Of the Year Free Press Award)
FREE PRESS AFRICA AWARD, presented by Ferial Haffajee, Chairperson of the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2013 Judging Panel
Winner: Woubshet Taye, Ethiopia
Judge’s Citation: “This year, sadly, the judges had too much choice in a category we hoped would diminish as the continent of Africa grows and takes her rightful place at the table of nations. But there are still too many hot spots where the media is not free. In the final assessment, we have decided to make the award to Woubshet Taye. Mr. Taye, who is imprisoned in Ethiopia after being sentenced under anti-terrorism laws, was convicted for his work as the deputy editor of the Awramba Times. Ethiopia is a jewel in the African crown for its beauty, its people, its history and, most recently, for its astounding growth rates. It is our view that journalists like Mr. Taye should be out of prison and working to build the prosperity and the freedom of a new Ethiopia.”
CNN MULTICHOICE AFRICAN JOURNALISM AWARDS 2013 Release

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