Dawit Kebede with CPJ award presenter Robert Thomson - Managing Editor of The Wall Street Journal

Awramba Times Dawit Kebede joins Ethiopia’s exiled journalists

New York, — Dawit Kebede, managing editor of Awramba Times, one of Ethiopia’s two remaining independent Amharic-language newspapers offering critical analysis of local politics, announced today that he was forced to leave... Read more »

Swedish Journalists’ Terror Trial Opens in Ethiopia

It was standing room only Tuesday as a three-judge federal panel began hearing the case of Swedish journalists charged with terrorism by Ethiopian authorities after being arrested with members of an outlawed... Read more »

Zenawi calls jailed Swedish journalists terror accomplices

New York,–Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi’s public accusations on Monday against two imprisoned Swedish journalists compromise the presumption of their innocence and predetermine the outcome of their case, the Committee to Protect... Read more »
Johan Persson-and-Martin Schibbye-charged-for-terrorism

Two Swedish Journalists Charged With Terrorism in Ethiopia

Ethiopia charged two Swedish journalists with terrorism after detaining them in July with rebels in the Ogaden region, State Minister of Communications Shimeles Kemal said. Johan Persson and Martin Schibbye appeared in... Read more »
Abdulsemed Mohammed, Haileyesus Worku

Two Ethiopian journalists released on bail after 15 months

New York, July 25, 2011–The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes Thursday’s ruling in Ethiopia to release on bail two journalists imprisoned on pre-trial detention for the last 15 months on vague criminal... Read more »
Ghana to protest Ethiopia’s 'detention' of Journalists

Ghana to protest Ethiopia’s ‘detention’ of Journalists

Mr Kwesi Quartey, Ghana’s Ambassador to Ethiopia, has stated that he would file an official protest to the Government of Ethiopia for the ‘detention’ of Ghanaian Journalists and the subsequent seizure of... Read more »
Ghana News Agency, Ghana Television, TV3 and Crystal Clear Lens Newspaper

Ethiopian Customs Officials Hold Ghanaian Jornalists Hostage

Officials of the Ethiopian Customs and Revenue on Wednesday held seven Ghanaian Journalists hostage for three hours for what they described as “Lack of permit to carry professional Video Cameras” into their... Read more »

Journalists: Government Hijacked Press Freedom Day Conference

An Ethiopian observance of World Press Freedom Day was marred Tuesday by a walkout of independent journalists after a dispute with a rival group of state-run media employees. It was organized as... Read more »