Ethiopian Journalists Win Free Speech Prize


Eskinder Nega Fenta, Reeyot Alemu Gobebo, Woubshet Taye Abebe and Mesfin Negash have received the prestigious Hellman/Hammett award for 2012 in recognition of their efforts to promote free expression in Ethiopia, one of the world's most restricted media environments.
  • Ethiopia:  Journalists Win Free Speech Prize

    Human Rights Watch, 20 December 2012

    Four Ethiopian journalists have received the prestigious Hellman/Hammett award for 2012 in recognition of their efforts to promote free expression in Ethiopia, one of the world's ... read more »

  • Ethiopia:  Journalist, Activist Pays the Price for Her Courage

    Fahamu, 1 November 2012

    If anyone should seek the real definition of courage, let them not look for it in philosophical discourses or the annals of military history. Let them read the words of Reeyot and ... read more »

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  • Ethiopia:  Eskinder Nega and the Struggle for Independent Media

    International Freedom of Expression Exchange Clearing House, 28 November 2012

    Eskinder Nega, an award-winning journalist who has been imprisoned for over a year, appeared briefly in court two weeks ago to appeal the terrorism charges levied against him. ... read more »

  • Ethiopia:  Govt Should Release Journalists Still in Prison

    Committee to Protect Journalists, 11 September 2012

    The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on the Ethiopian government to set free six journalists in prison for their work, a day after Swedish journalists Johan Persson ... read more »

  • Ethiopia:  Ethiopia Frees Prominent Journalist, Drops All Charges

    Committee to Protect Journalists, 28 August 2012

    The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes today's decision by the Ethiopian Ministry of Justice to release the editor of a leading independent weekly from jail and drop all ... read more »

  • Ethiopia:  Detention of Editor Signals Continuation of Meles-Era Crackdown

    Amnesty International, 24 August 2012

    The detention yesterday of the editor of one of Ethiopia's last independent publications is a worrying signal that the government intends to carry on targeting dissent, Amnesty ... read more »

  • Ethiopia:  Eskinder Nega Sentenced to 18 Years in Jail

    International Freedom of Expression Exchange Clearing House, 13 July 2012

    ARTICLE 19 condemns the sentencing today of 6 Ethiopian journalists including Eskinder Nega, a prominent journalist and blogger for conspiring with rebels to overthrow the ... read more »

Ethiopian Mesfin Negash from Addis Neger Online is among a diverse group of 41 writers and journalists from 19 countries to receive the prestigious Hellman/Hammett award in 2012.

  • Ethiopia:  Journalists Live in Fear of 'Terror' Law

    allAfrica.com, 19 June 2012

    Nowhere across Africa is the message that its people want a way out of what I call "the four Ds" - death, disease, disaster and despair - more resounding than among the continent's ... read more »

  • Ethiopia:  African Media Initiative and CPJ Call for Release of Journalists

    Committee to Protect Journalists, 11 June 2012

    The Committee to Protect Journalists and the Africa Media Initiative (AMI) called for the release of journalists being held under Ethiopia's anti-terrorism laws and requested a ... read more »

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