Ethiopia’s media war

On Tuesday, February 17 at 19:30 GMT: 

Ethiopia’s jailed Zone 9 bloggers are on trial this week for terrorism and treason, charges facing more than two dozen journalists, bloggers and publishers. To avoid arrest, 30 journalists fled the country in the past year. The government says they’re criminals, destabilising Ethiopia’s fragile democracy in the name of “press freedom.” Rights groups say they’re victims of repression. Join us at 1930GMT.

Read more: 

Ethiopia’s stifled press – The Washington Post
Could Kenya learn from Ethiopia’s anti-terror strategy? – Voice of America

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