Sunday 22 December 2013 December 21, 2013 (ADDIS ABABA) – Press freedom group, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), has again listed Ethiopia and Eritrea among the top-ten countries who jail journalists.
According to CPJ’s annual census, released on (...)
Friday 14 December 2012 December 13, 2012 (PARIS) - Eritrea and Ethiopia have respectively become Africa’s leading jailers of journalists, according to the jailed Journalists List of 2012 released by the US-based, Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).
Monday 21 January 2013 January 16, 2013 (JUBA) – Following a series of attacks, intimidation and threats, comment writers and bloggers in South Sudan say they are operating in a heightened sense of fear. South Sudanese men read newspapers in Juba on 10 July (...)
Thursday 26 July 2012 July 25, 2012 (LONDON) - Ethiopian authorities over the weekend blocked the publication of a prominent independent newspaper which included details of prime minister Meles Zenawi’s deteriorating health condition, according to press (...)
Thursday 6 December 2012 December 6, 2012 (JUBA) - South Sudanese political commentator, Isaiah Ding Abraham Chan Awuol, was shot dead in front of his house in Gudele, west of the capital Juba, early on Wednesday morning by unknown gunmen. South Sudanese (...)
Saturday 16 February 2013 By Tesfa-Alem Tekle
February 15, 2013 (ADDIS ABABA) - An international media advocacy group has identified 10 countries where press freedom has suffered in 2012.
Risk List 2012 from Committee to Protect Journalists on Vimeo.
Thursday 27 October 2011 By Tesfa-Alem Tekle
October 25, 2011 (ADDIS ABABA) - An international press freedom watchdog on Tuesday accused the Ethiopian government of escalating a crackdown against journalists under the pretext of anti-terrorism.
The New (...)
Sunday 12 August 2012 August 10, 2012 (NAIROBI) - The authorities in Ethiopia must stop their crackdown on press coverage of Muslim protests in the capital Addis Ababa and allow Muslim news outlets freely report without fear, a press freedom advocacy group (...)
Saturday 16 June 2012 By Tesfa-Alem Tekle
June 14, 2012(ADDIS ABABA) - A press freedom watchdog, the Committee to Protect Journalists and Africa Media Initiative (AMI) jointly called on Ethiopian authorities to release journalists who are being held in the (...)
Saturday 11 December 2010 By Tesfa-Alem Tekle
December 10, 2010 (ADDIS ABABA) – With at least 17 journalists behind bars, Eritrea imprison journalists the most journalists in Africa and the third most in the world according to international press freedom (...)
UNMISS head of mission must heed calls to step down2014-03-08 11:44:51 By Rose Sakala
March 7, 2014 - The calls by the South Sudanese for the Head of the UN Mission ( UNMISS) to step down ought to be taken seriously for it is their prerogative to determine who is (...)
Khartoum: really out of the terrorism business?2014-03-08 11:33:53 By Eric Reeves
March 7, 2014 - Given the U.S. intelligence community's eager relationship with Khartoum, it would be convenient if the National Islamic Front/National Congress Party regime were (...)
The power struggle dividing the country2014-03-07 09:47:48 By Nikolai Hegertun
March 7, 2014 - The root cause of the conflict in South Sudan was the bitter power-struggle within the leadership of SPLM. The party that got 170 out of 180 seats in the (...)