African states should reverse curtailment of press freedom | The People

By Ochieng Agolla The conviction of Nairobi-based Aljazeera journalist Peter Greste and two of his colleagues in Egypt last week elicited international condemnation from international press and human rights organisation. Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Mohamed Bare were sentenced to seven years in prison on charges of aiding terrorists and endangering national security. Analysts see the … Continue reading African states should reverse curtailment of press freedom | The People

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UN human rights chief condemns crackdown on journalists in Ethiopia – United Nations News Centre

The United Nations human rights chief today condemned the crackdown on journalists in Ethiopia and the increasing restrictions on freedom of opinion and expression in the Horn of Africa nation. The comments by High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay follow the recent arrest and detention of six members of the blogging collective Zone Nine … Continue reading UN human rights chief condemns crackdown on journalists in Ethiopia – United Nations News Centre

Ten journalists to free from prison – Reports – Committee to Protect Journalists

Reeyot Alemu Affiliation: Freelance Prison term: 5 years Charges: Anti-state Held at: Kality Prison Reeyot Alemu was one of the first journalists arrested in a 2011 crackdown on dissent as authorities feared a popular uprising inspired by the Arab Spring. In January 2012, she was sentenced to 14 years in prison on trumped-up terrorism charges, … Continue reading Ten journalists to free from prison – Reports – Committee to Protect Journalists