Thursday, January 23, 2014

Freedom of expression at risk in Ethiopia : Article 19

The watchdog revealed this grave and disturbing facts after interviewing local journalists, activists, family members of imprisoned Ethiopian journalists. According to Article 19, The TPLF led government highly restricts the work of journalists through intimidation,threats and punitive arrests under dubious laws. Article 19 produced this documentary to highlight the plight of journalists in Ethiopia. To date, a dozen journalists are sitting behind bars convicted with tramped up terrorism charges while hundreds of their counterparts fled the country to avoid persecution and intimidation.

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