World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers


3 May World Press Freedom Day

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2017-05-01 17:33

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WAN-IFRA

Date

2016-04-05 10:09

The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the World Editors Forum appeal for improved physical protections for journalists, an end to censorship and other pressures facing news media as 3 May, World Press Freedom Day marks yet another tragic year for the profession and reveals growing threats to freedoms from new challenges worldwide.

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2015-04-24 11:18

Behind Ethiopia's fast-growing economy and Africa's second largest population, home to over 85 million people, is a troubled tale of balancing stability with human rights. The darling of donor countries, Ethiopia is a key Western ally and one of the world's biggest recipients of foreign aid money.

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2014-04-30 18:57

After publishing an online column in 2011, Eskinder Nega was accused of providing “moral support” to supposed outlaws, as he criticised the prosecution of journalists considered by the Ethiopian government to be “terrorists.” Eskinder was also charged for alleged links to Ginbot 7, a banned political party based in the United States, a claim which he has rejected. As a result, Eskinder received an 18-year jail sentence in July 2012 under Ethiopia’s anti-terrorism legislation – yet another gruelling example of how such laws can be misused to stifle and punish the work of journalists in the name of national security.

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Jessica White

Date

2014-04-30 12:33

Leaving was never an option. Even as his colleagues fled Ethiopia’s systematic jailing and constant harassment, journalist Eskinder Nega stayed behind to continue writing. There was simply too much to be done.

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WAN-IFRA

Date

2014-04-30 11:26

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