Ethiopia orders censoring of newspapers

Ethiopia’s government systematicall...

Legal, Policy Reforms Crucial Prior to May Elections Ethiopia’s government has systematically assaulted the country’s independent voices, treating th...

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rothers believed behind attack on satirical magazine killed north of Paris, as four hostages and gunman die in capital. Two suspects believed to have...

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Written By Girma Feyissa The Ethiopian government seems to have convinced its people, and the rest of the world, that it has made many impr...

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Ethiopia’s government systematically assaulted the country’s independent voices (HRW)

Ethiopia orders censoring of newspapersLegal, Policy Reforms Crucial Prior to May Elections

Ethiopia’s government has systematically assaulted the country’s independent voices, treating the media as a threat rather than a valued source of information and analysis. Ethiopia’s media should be playing a crucial role in the May elections, but instead many journalists fear that their next article could get them thrown in jail.

(Nairobi) – The Ethiopian government’s systematic repression of independent media has created a bleak landscape for free expression ahead of the May 2015 general elections, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. In the past year, six privately owned publications closed after government harassment; at least 22 journalists, bloggers, and publishers were criminally charged, and more than 30 journalists fled the country in fear of being arrested under repressive laws.

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Deadly end to sieges in France

JE SUSErothers believed behind attack on satirical magazine killed north of Paris, as four hostages and gunman die in capital.

Two suspects believed to have been involved in Wednesday’s attack on a satirical magazine’s office have been killed northeast of Paris, while a gunman who took several hostages at a supermarket in the east of the capital is also dead.

At least four hostages held at the kosher grocery store in Porte De Vincennes also died on Friday as police stormed the site. Speaking to reporters on Friday, the French prosecutor, Francois Molins, said it was likely the hostages had been killed before the police assault. Read more →

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