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Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Why Blogging is a Threat to the Ethiopian Government

As I write this, I am eerily reminded that in Ethiopia, expressing your views can get you a first class ticket to prison. From April 25 to 26, 2014, nine Ethiopian bloggers and journalists were arrested. As we celebrated World Press Freedom Day on Saturday, they were being detained in Addis Ababa’s notorious central investigation

Monday, May 6th, 2013

The case of Ethiopian journalist Reeyot Alemu

Last Friday, May 3, was World Press Freedom Day. Perhaps you may have missed it? On one hand, the Press Freedom Day parades, or sales, are far and few between. On the other hand, even the press...

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

Journalism in Ethiopia

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Sahara Reporters

Last December I met the impressive Omoyele Sowore, founder of Nigerian online news site, Sahara Reporters. I was chairing an independent media panel in Brooklyn ahead of the World Social Forum in Dakar. Sowore was one of...

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

Wax Poetics “Africa Issue” and Other Links

* I just got the Wax Poetics Africa Issue in the mail.  Though the issue may give the impression that good music stopped being produced in Africa since the 1970s–in part it reads like a tribute issue...

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

THE CASE OF THE DECAPITATED JOURNALIST

From The Committee to Protect Journalists: September 21, 2009 H.E. Raila Odinga Office of the Prime Minister Harambee Avenue P. O. Box 30510-00100 Nairobi, Republic of Kenya Fax: (254) 20 221 1205 Dear Prime Minister, We are...