Tag Archives: Eskinder Nega

Ethiopia: “Without freedom of expression, freedom is just impossible,” says prominent journalist

ESAT News (May 3, 2018) In connection with the World Press Freedom Day, which is marked today around the world, a prominent Ethiopian journalist who has been released recently from a long prison said it is impossible to imagine freedom without guaranteeing freedom of expression. Eskinder Nega, who has been imprisoned nine times by Ethiopian authorities, was in Kenya today ...

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    Ethiopia: Immigration authorities return confiscated passport to Eskinder Nega

    by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (April 20, 2018) A day after immigration authorities banned Eskinder Nega from leaving the country, reports reaching from Addis Ababa say authorities have returned his passport and the journalist was told he could leave the country. The ward winning journalist was about to board his plane to Amsterdam yesterday when immigration authorities at the Addis ...

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      Ethiopia: Rearrested journalists, bloggers and politicians released

      By Engidu Woldie ESAT News (April 5, 2018) Journalists, bloggers and politicians were released today eleven days after they were rounded up and detained as they were holding a private get together in Addis Ababa. Some of the detainees were rearrested on March 25th, few weeks after they were released following years of imprisonment. They include award winning journalists Eskinder ...

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        Ethiopia: Arrest and detention continues under martial law

        by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (April 4, 2018) Security forces have continued arrest and intimidation in various parts of the country using a state of emergency imposed for the second time and for celebrating the election of a new Prime Minister. Reports reaching ESAT show that regime security forces known as Agazis have arrested and detained several people in Dire ...

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          Ethiopia: Rearrest of journalist outrageous attack on right of free expression, says Pen America

          by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (March 30, 2018) The re-arrest of Eskinder Nega is inhumane and an outrageous attack on the right of free expression in Ethiopia, Pen America, a press watchdog said in a statement. The statement by the Pen America came after authorities in Ethiopia rearrested journalists and bloggers last Sunday for what the authorities allege was holding ...

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            Ethiopia: Detained journalists, bloggers moved from police station to jail

            by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (March 29, 2018) Dissidents, journalists and bloggers detained at a police station on Sunday for displaying the Ethiopian flag at a private get together were transferred to jail with the police saying their case is being handled by the Command Post that is overseeing the state of emergency. Most of those arrested yesterday were political ...

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              Ethiopia: Press watchdogs call for release of journalists, bloggers

              by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (March 27, 2018) International press freedom organizations have called for the release of journalists and bloggers detained on Sunday in Addis Ababa. The journalists and some leading members of the opposition were rounded up and detained at a police station, accused of displaying a national flag that is different from the one introduced by the ...

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                Ethiopia: Dissidents, journalists remain in detention over flag display

                by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (March 26, 2018) Over a dozen members of opposition parties, journalists and bloggers who were arrested yesterday remain at a police station today, according to family and friends. Most of those arrested yesterday were recently released political prisoners. The list includes journalist Eskinder Nega, opposition politician Andualem Arage, three members of the blogger collective known ...

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                  BREAKING: Journalists, activists and politicians arrested, again

                  by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (March 25, 2018) A dozen members of the opposition, activists, and journalists have been detained in Addis Ababa. Some of the detainees include the recently released opposition, political leaders, and journalists. Among them is leading opposition figure, Andualem Arage and award-winning journalists Eskinder Nega and Temesgen Desalegn, who were released last month after almost seven ...

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                    State of emergency tantamounts to declaration of war on people of Ethiopia, says U.S. expert on Africa

                    By Engidu Woldie ESAT News (February 18, 2018) An expert on Africa with a Washington think tank says the state of emergency could be regarded as a “declaration of war on the people of Ethiopia” and called on U.S. and EU to “declare that they are not complicit in Ethiopia abuses.” In her articles and tweets in a week that ...

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