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October 2015

Eskinder Nega Wins 2015 PEN Canada One Humanity Award

By PEN Canada. The Ethiopian journalist Eskinder Nega will receive PEN Canada’s One Humanity Award on the opening night of the 36th International Festival of Authors (IFOA 36). The award, valued at $5,000, is presented at PEN’s annual gala to a writer whose work transcends the boundaries of national divides and inspires connections across cultures. Mr. Nega, an independent journalist, was arrested in September 2011 under

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Ethiopian Zone 9 bloggers cleared of terrorism charges

BBC. Four Ethiopian bloggers who were detained in April 2014 have been acquitted of terrorism charges by a court in the capital Addis Ababa. The decision means that terror charges have been dropped against all nine of the so-called Zone 9 bloggers, after five were cleared and released in July. Their case inspired a sustained online campaign for their release by activists in Ethiopia

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