Ethiopia:Two more journalists arrested
19 Sep 2011

Two independent journalists have been arrested by Ethiopian authorities for being involved in a terrorism plot. Security forces took journalist Sileshi Hagos from his home on 9 September. Hagos worked as the managing director for Change, a magazine that covered Ginbot 7, Ethiopia’s leading opposition party which has also been banned under allegations of terrorism. ¬†On 14 September, officials also arrested Eskinder Nega, a dissident blogger and journalist. Local journalists speculate that Nega’s arrest was sparked by a column critical of the arrest of a famous Ethiopian actor on charges of terrorism. Four journalists were arrested on similar charges earlier this month.

One response to “Ethiopia:Two more journalists arrested”

  1. Fisk says:

    The fate of the free press in Ethiopia has gone down slope from bad to worst. The award winning editor of “Awramba Times”; Dawit Kebede has since fled from his own country as a result of pressure and abuse by the regime and at this moment there is only one single paper published by the free press and even that is barely hanging by the thread.