Press Release: Center for the Rights of Ethiopian Women Welcomes Journalist Reeyot Alemu

For Immediate Release November 9, 2015 Center for the Rights of Ethiopian Women (CREW) is delighted to announce the arrival of the award winning journalist, Reeyot Alemu to the United States on Saturday, November 7, 2015. CREW sent invitation to the respected journalist and freedom of speech advocate, Reeyot Alemu and her sister Eskedar Alemu to speak at the upcoming Women and Leadership Conference

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Journalist Temesgen Desalegn denied family visits

Ewnetu Sime: Ethiomedia- Is offering a voice to the voiceless a crime? Journalist Temesgen Desalgen, the owner of the Amharic news magazine Feteh (justice) has been imprisoned since October 2014. He was charged by TPLF/EPDRF’s regime on incitements, false publications, defamations etc. and sentenced by the kangaroo court for three years in Ziway prison. Since then it was reported on several media his health conditions is deteriorating and access

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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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