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Ethiopia: PEN Awards Top Prize to Jailed Journalist and Blogger

Categories: Sub-Saharan Africa, Ethiopia, Citizen Media, Freedom of Speech, Human Rights, Politics, Technology

Ethiopia journalist and dissident blogger is the recipient [1] of 2012 PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award: “Nega, a leading advocate for press freedom and freedom of expression in Ethiopia, was arrested on September 14, 2011, and is currently being tried under the country's sweeping anti-terror legislation…. He could face the death penalty if convicted.”