Ethiopia arrests at least five journalists during state of emergency

Nairobi, March 9, 2018–Ethiopian authorities should immediately release Seyoum Teshome, who publishes the Ethiothinktank blog, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Security forces yesterday arrested Seyoum at his home near the... Read more »

Ethiopia police fail to produce detained blogger who criticized martial law

A university lecturer and prominent blogger in Ethiopia, Teshome Seyoum, was due to appear in court on Thursday (March 22) but the police failed to produce him, local media and rights group... Read more »

Ethiopian Blogger Jailed for Criticising Government

By Adane Bikila Addis Ababa — THE authoritarian Ethiopian government has arrested a prominent blogger in a violation linked to his criticism of the state of emergency declared in February. Seyoum Teshome... Read more »

Ethiopia using cloak of national emergency to stifle critical voices: CPJ

The Ethiopian government is using the February 16 state of emergency (SOE) to target persons critical of its decisions and activities, head of a rights group has averred. According to Robert Mahoney,... Read more »

Ethiopia Deports Journalist, Arrests Blogger

Ethiopia has deported British journalist William Davison because of accreditation issues. The news agency says Davison, a Guardian reporter who previously worked for Bloomberg, was deported Wednesday after being detained for a... Read more »

Ethiopian blogger critical of gov’t rearrested by security forces

The crackdown on dissent in Ethiopia under the state of emergency has intensified in the Oromiya region with several arrests made on Thursday morning. Some of the notable personalities who have been... Read more »

Never Again? Inside Ethiopia's “retraining” programme for thousands of detained protesters – African Arguments (registration)

Detainees rounded up in the state of emergency were treated to a six-part course that included units in “Constitutional Democracy”, “Colour Revolutions” and “Ethiopian Renaissance”. Prison guard tower at Shashamane Prison, Ethiopia.... Read more »

Police arrest prominent Ethiopian blogger – Committee to Protect …

New York, October 3, 2016 – Ethiopian authorities should immediately and unconditionally release blogger Seyoum Teshome, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Police arrested Teshome on October 1, according to press... Read more »