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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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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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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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