Free the Press! Release all jailed journalists on World Press Freedom Day – IFEX

On World Press Freedom Day, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is highlighting 10 emblematic cases of journalists in prison, silenced by authorities in retaliation for their work. CPJ is calling on authorities to release these journalists, as well as all others being held in relation to their work. Add your voice to this campaign. … Continue reading Free the Press! Release all jailed journalists on World Press Freedom Day – IFEX

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E.P.R.D.F.: Exploiter of Compulsory Duty. By Reeyot Alemu

  By Reeyot Alemu | Reproduced with kind permission of the International Women's Media Foundation This article, first published in June 2011, is one of the last columns Reeyot Alemu wrote before her arrest on June 21, 2011. Translated from Amharic, courtesy of the Media Legal Defence Initiative. Reeyot Alemu is currently serving a 5-year … Continue reading E.P.R.D.F.: Exploiter of Compulsory Duty. By Reeyot Alemu

Ethiopia’s Oppression of Journalists – a Global Concern

Journalists in EthiopiaBy Courtenay Forbes, Global Correspondent for Safe World Reeyot Alemu Reeyot Alemu is an Ethiopian journalist and teacher who has committed her life to highlighting the corruptions of the Ethiopian government. In a country where the media is a vehicle for political propaganda, free speech is greatly restricted, Reeyot’s dedication to publicising the … Continue reading Ethiopia’s Oppression of Journalists – a Global Concern