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Ethiopian journalist Died in Exile

By Betre Yacob.  A prominent Ethiopian journalist, Million Shurube, died in  Nairobi, Kenya, where he had been in exile since  September 2014.  Million, father of a son, passed away on 13, October 2014  at Kenyata hospital at the age [...]
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Independent Publications in the Face of Grave Threat in Ethiopia

By Betre Yacob The Ethiopian authorities are once again moving to pass another legislation which would completely paralyze the last remaining independent publications circulating in the country. The legislation is expected to come into force [...]
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Independent Magazine in Ethiopia Shut Down

By Betre Yacob.  One of the few independent Ethiopian magazines, Ebony, has been shut down  after 6 years of publishing, putting many full-time and part-time workers out  of a job. Tessema Dessalgn, the shear holder and editor in chief [...]
New Journalist Association Established in Ethiopia

New Journalist Association Established in Ethiopia

By Betre Yacob.  Ethiopian journalists have successfully established a new nation-wide non partisan and independent professional association, which is unique of its kind. The first general assembly meeting of the association was colourfully [...]
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Imprisoned Ethiopian Journalist Denied a Medical Treatment

By Betre Yacob. An Ethiopian Journalist Woubshet Taye, who is serving his sentence in Kality Prison in Addis Ababa, is being denied a Medical Treatment. He is suffering from severe renal calculus (kidney stone). Woubshet Taye is among a number [...]
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Three Ethiopian Journalists Injured in Car Accident

By Betre Yacob Three Ethiopian journalists working for an independent Newspaper, Ethio-Mihdar, experienced a vehicle accident on Wednesday, October 30, in Hawassa, a town in the southern part of Ethiopia.  The accident left Ephram Beyene, [...]
A Journalist kidnapped, Threatened, and Beaten by Intelligence and Security Agents in Ethiopia

A Journalist kidnapped, Threatened, and Beaten by Intelligence and Security Agents in Ethiopia

By Betre Yacob. The Ethiopian journalist Bisrat Woldemichael was kidnapped, threatened, humiliated, and beaten by the Ethiopian intelligence and security agents on 28 August, 2013. He has reported this incident today to journalists. Bisrat [...]
Targeted Killing of Journalists Continues to Thrive in Somalia

Targeted Killing of Journalists Continues to Thrive in Somalia

By Betre Yacob. The wave of targeted killings and attacks against journalists in Somalia has continued in 2013 to be most shocking and Concerning, as the new government has consistently failed to effectively investigate the violations and [...]