Ethiopia

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The terrorism charges against the bloggers and journalists represent Ethiopia's latest affront to freedom of expression and assembly.

Issues: 
Civil Society, Democratic Governance, Freedom of Expression, Human Rights Defense, Media Freedom, Rule of Law
Regions: 
Sub-Saharan Africa
written by
Chloe Schwenke
Vice President of Global Programs

The Obama administration’s high-profile initiatives to embrace Africa have given short shrift to ethical leadership, democracy, and good governance.

The assertion by Ethiopian police that authorities may now charge members of the Zone Nine bloggers group and three independent journalists with terrorism is deeply troubling, especially since authorities have in the past used the Antiterrorism Proclamation to clamp down on legitimate dissent

 

Issues: 
Freedom of Association, Freedom of Expression, Human Rights Defense, Internet Freedom, Media Freedom, Rule of Law
Regions: 
Sub-Saharan Africa

Freedom House welcomes Secretary of State John Kerry’s public statement on Ethiopia’s unwarranted arrest last week of nine Ethiopian bloggers and journalists, who remain in custody.

Issues: 
Freedom of Expression, Internet Freedom, Media Freedom, Rule of Law, U.S. Foreign Policy
Regions: 
Sub-Saharan Africa

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