Blogging reduced to crime in Ethiopia, TPLF regime stands out as sore finger in its denial of freedoms


Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Penelope Starr, UN Dispatch

As the global handwringing around freedom of expression continues unabated, with everyone from Pope Francis to Hollywood celebrities weighing in, a group of bloggers and journalists in Ethiopia is facing their 266th day in detention. In April 2014, six bloggers and three journalists were arrested and charged on suspicions of supporting and inciting terrorism.

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