Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Jailed Ethiopian journalist Eskinder Nega honoured (BBC)

“I accept this award on behalf of Eskinder Nega at a time when freedom of expression and press freedom are at the lowest in Ethiopia,” Ms Serkalem said on Tuesday night in a ceremony in New York. “If Eskinder were standing here, he’d accept this award, not just as a personal honour, but on behalf of all Ethiopian journalists who toil under withering conditions today: Those who went into exile over the years… those in prison with whom he now resides,” she said. Mr Eskinder has been in Maekelawi prison in the capital, Addis Ababa, since his arrest in September last year.  Read more…

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