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· February, 2012

Stories about Ethiopia from February, 2012

Greece: Athens, 1st African Film Festival

23 February 2012

The first African Film Festival will take place in Athens, Greece, from February 23 to 29, 2012, with the collaboration of various African countries’ embassies and consulates. Twenty one films from Angola, South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, Nigeria, Egypt and Ethiopia will be screened. The event is hosted by the Greek Film...

Ethiopia: a Body of Legislative Acts Opposing Freedom of Speech

2 February 2012

Reporters without Borders released a report on freedom of expression [fr] a report regarding the freedom of expression and the working conditions of Ethiopian journalists stating : “During the last three years the country has adopted a series of laws – on civil society, anti-terrorism etc. – against alleged breaches...

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Ethiopia: Freedom of Expression in Jeopardy

1 February 2012

More than ten journalists have been imprisoned in Ethiopia since June 2011. About 25% of exiled journalists in Africa are from Ethiopia. Ethiopian exiled blogger, Elias Kifle, was recently sentenced in absentia to life imprisonment while journalist and blogger, Eskinder Nega, is facing the death penalty. How long will the world just watch?

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