Monthly Archives

July 2015


Summary of the 4th International Conference of Ethiopian Women in the Diaspora: The Role of Civil Society Organization in the 2015 Ethiopian Elections

The Center for the Rights of Ethiopian Women (CREW) held its fourth international conference of Ethiopian women in the diaspora on March 7, 2015 at Sheraton hotel in Silver Spring Maryland. The theme of the conference was “The Role of Civil Society Organizations in the 2015 Ethiopian Elections.” The main objective of this conference was to examine the impacts of the 2009 Societies and

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Summary of the 4th International Conference of Ethiopian Women in the Diaspora: The Role of Civil Society Organization in the 2015 Ethiopian Elections

The Center for the Rights of Ethiopian Women (CREW) held its fourth international conference of Ethiopian women in the diaspora on March 7, 2015 at Sheraton hotel in Silver Spring Maryland. The theme of the conference was “The Role of Civil Society Organizations in the 2015 Ethiopian Elections.” The main objective of this conference was to examine the impacts of the 2009 Societies and

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Reyot Alemu released from prison

Addis Ababa: July 9, 2015 (FBC) – Journalist Reyot Alemu has been freed yesterday after serving four years of a five year prison sentence. Reyot won an appeal at the Supreme Court against an initial 14 year sentence for terrorism charges at the 3rd Bench of the Federal High Court, which lowered her sentence to five years, only convicting her of professionally supporting a terrorist

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Ethiopia releases detained bloggers and journalists: Five bloggers and journalists jailed for over a year released in Addis Ababa weeks ahead of Obama’s visit to country

 “Photo courtesy of the Zone 9 blog” Aljaazera. Five imprisoned Ethiopian bloggers and journalists have been released in Addis Ababa, after government prosecutors dropped the charges against them, Al Jazeera has learned. The bloggers and journalists, who have been in prison for over a year, were released on Wednesday, but at least four others remain in jail. An Ethiopian news website reported that charges were

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