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Two Radio Bilal journalists sentenced in Ethiopia on terror charges

Two Radio Bilal journalists sentenced in Ethiopia on terror charges

New York, January 4, 2017–The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the prison sentences handed down to two journalists from the Ethiopian faith-based station Radio Bilal. Khalid Mohamed and Darsema…

Free Merera Gudina and all political prisoners

Free Merera Gudina and all political prisoners

Amsterdam, Washington DC, Minnesota – December 29, 2016 Top opposition leader, Dr. Merera Gudina, was arrested on October 30, 2016 upon his return from a trip to Brussels where he…

Ethiopia: Internet shutdowns take their toll on economy

Ethiopia: Internet shutdowns take their toll on economy

(By James Jeffrey) Since the government declared a six-month state of emergency at the beginning of October in response to escalating violence from protests seething since November 2015, internet restrictions…

Family of man held in Ethiopia urges UK to do more to secure his release

Family of man held in Ethiopia urges UK to do more to secure his release

The family of a British citizen illegally abducted and detained in Ethiopia has appealed to Boris Johnson to step up efforts to secure his release, as they prepare to spend…

Two Ethiopian radio journalists convicted on terror charges

Two Ethiopian radio journalists convicted on terror charges

Nairobi, December 21, 2016–Ethiopian radio journalists Khalid Mohammed and Darsema Sori, who have been imprisoned since February 2015, were today convicted on terrorism charges by the High Court’s 19th Criminal…

Ethiopia’s move to block social Media, News sites is illegal: report

Ethiopia’s move to block social Media, News sites is illegal: report

(By Tesfa-Alem Tekle) December 14, 2016 (ADDIS ABABA) – A new report says Ethiopia’s move to block social media and news websites during months long deadly protests was illegal. Research…

Ethiopia: Government blocking of websites during protests widespread, systematic and illegal

Ethiopia: Government blocking of websites during protests widespread, systematic and illegal

The Ethiopian government systematically and illegally blocked access to social media and news websites in its efforts to crush dissent and prevent reporting of attacks on protesters by security forces…

Ordeals in Ethiopia : A Student From Addis Ababa University narrates what he encountered

Ordeals in Ethiopia : A Student From Addis Ababa University narrates what he encountered

Ethiopia : Freedom House Report Mentions Ethiopia 4th from the bottom

Ethiopia : Freedom House Report Mentions Ethiopia 4th from the bottom

Internet freedom has declined for the sixth consecutive year, with more governments than ever before targeting social media and communication apps as a means of halting the rapid dissemination of…

Open Letter to the Government of Ethiopia

Open Letter to the Government of Ethiopia

November 4, 2016 Dr Workneh Gebeyehu Minister of Foreign Affairs Ministry of Foreign Affairs P.O. Box 393 Addis Ababa Ethiopia Re: Human Rights Watch Reporting on Ethiopia Dear Minister, Human…