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Ethiopian Journalists Challenge Use of Terror Laws

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18 Oct 2013

MLDI and Freedom Now have submitted a petition to the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights asking it to declare the systematic imprisonment of independent journalists in the country a gross violation of human rights, and to refer it to the African Court for a binding ruling.

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MLDI Launches Fundraising Bid for Ethiopian Journalists

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22 Nov 2013

Your support is needed to free two Ethiopian journalists wrongly convicted as terrorists and set a precedent that will help stop the abuse of anti-terror laws across Africa.

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The world must not forget the jailed journalists of Ethiopia

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10 Dec 2015

Today, on International Human Rights Day, the Ethiopian journalist Eskinder Nega , who was convicted on trumped up terrorism charges, will have spent more than four years in jail. MLDI's legal directors tell us more about the situation of journalists and the state of FOE in Ethiopia.

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What happened next: Reeyot Alemu, Ethiopia

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24 Feb 2016

“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.

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Explaining the Issues: National Security

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19 Jun 2014

The reporting of stories relating to national security has been a concern for governments around the world for many years, but since 9/11 there has been a dramatic increase in the number of cases against journalists pursued in the name of national security.

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Ethiopian court clears Zone9 bloggers

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16 Oct 2015

Charges of terrorism were dropped today against four of the remaining ' Zone9 ' bloggers in Ethiopia who had been charged with promoting terrorism through their reporting.

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Ethiopian journalist Reeyot Alemu released

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10 Jul 2015

On 9 July, Ethiopian journalist Reeyot Alemu was released from prison, a year ahead of her scheduled release date. She had been imprisoned since 2011, serving a sentence under Ethiopia's infamous anti-terror laws.

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MLDI petitions AU, UN to free Ethiopian bloggers

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3 May 2014

On World Press Freedom Day 2014, MLDI has petitioned the United Nations and African Union to address the arbitrary arrest and detention of nine Ethiopian bloggers, journalists and human rights defenders.

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