“Knowing there are organisations working for justice gave me a great feeling.” - Six months after her release, we caught up with Reeyot to get her thoughts on freedom and the future for journalism in Ethiopia.
Latvian journalists Inga Springe and Nellija Locmele are fighting hard to keep media freedom alive in their country. Despite recent successes in court, legal threats remain and MLDI’s support is vital to these media outlets.
"My hope is to see thepost newspaper become an important reference point for Lesotho. We want to build it into a credible newspaper that truly plays its watchdog role, exposing excesses wherever they are found".
"Only when the people can freely express their political views without fear of suppression and imprisonment, then we can truly have a democratic society in which a life of freedom and happiness for all is guaranteed."