Ethiopia's New Addiction - and What It Says About Media Freedom
A new entertainment channel doesn't mean Ethiopia's media is being unshackled - a fact emphasised by Ethiopian journalists and bloggers arrested for their journalism, often on the basis of terror charges, as highlighted by the international Committee to Protect Journalists, writes James Jeffrey for IPS.
IPS, 21 December 2017
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