IPI, WAN-IFRA end four-day Ethiopia mission with joint call for release of imprisoned journalists – WAN-IFRA

Larry Kilman
Deputy CEO, Executive Director,
Communications and Public Affairs
| WAN-IFRA | Paris, France

Both also pledge to help develop a strong media environment in Ethiopia.

Two leading international media organisations today called for the unconditional release of imprisoned Ethiopian journalists and pledged to join forces to help improve the working and legislative environment for news media, during a joint press freedom mission to the country.

The International Press Institute (IPI) and World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) urged the government to release five journalists imprisoned under the country’s anti-terrorism laws, and to immediately review statutes that have also been used to convict opposition politicians.

The joint appeal from IPI and WAN-IFRA capped four days of discussions with journalists, lawyers, media executives and members of the Ethiopian government and the African Union ahead of the African Media Leaders Forum (AMLF) taking place in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa.

Read full story via IPI, WAN-IFRA end four-day Ethiopia mission with joint call for release of imprisoned journalists – WAN-IFRA.

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