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Eskinder and Reeyot Alemu

April 2014: The Media Legal Defence Initiative - 'Two Ethiopian journalists imprisoned under Ethiopia’s anti-terror laws have appealed to the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights...'

Reeyot Alemu

Jan 2014: A global women’s rights and advocacy group, Safe World for Women, has put up an online petition for the immediate release of jailed award-winning Ethiopian journalist with breast tumour, Reeyot Alemu.

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June 2014: By Courtenay Forbes - "Reeyot is a symbol of the oppression being suffered by journalists in Ethiopia. The government uses the fear created by the label ‘terrorist’ to justify this mass-imprisonment...

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December 19th 2013 - Safe World for Women, Committee to Protect Journalists, Freedom Now, International Women's Media Foundation, PEN International, Kality Foundation and Media Legal Defence Initiative in a public discussion about Ethiopia's press freedom issues.

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In 2012, the International Women's Media Foundation bestowed a Courage in Journalism Award on Reeyot Alemu in absentia for her “refusal to self-censor in a place where that practice in standard...."

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IWMF Interview with Martin Schibbye: “The Ethiopian authorities forced them [Reeyot and other jailed journalists] to witness the rendering of our verdict as if to say: ‘Look what we can do to these European guys … imagine what we can do to you!’”

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Reeyot Alemu is currently serving a 5-year prison sentence in Addis Ababa on bogus terrorism charges. The International Women’s Media Foundation honored Alemu with its 2012 Courage in Journalism Award....

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This article, first published in June 2011, is one of the last columns Reeyot Alemu wrote before her arrest on June 21, 2011. Reeyot Alemu is currently serving a 5-year prison sentence in Addis Ababa on bogus terrorism charges...

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Nov 2013: Reeyot Alemu is winner of the UNESCO Press Freedom Prize. She is serving a 5-year sentence. Reeyot's father, Alemu Gobebo, is also her lawyer. He is deeply concerned about his daughter...

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Dec 2012: A project run by One Laptop Per Child, which gave tablets to the children in a poor village in Ehiopia, is proving to be a success. Now many kids can recite the English alphabet and spell words in English.

Tilahun Alemu

Aug 2012: Ethiopia's Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu decided to sell cool colourful shoes made of recycled materials, including car tyres.