Media repression in Ethiopia

Ethiopia is cracking down on any dissent in the run up to elections in May.  Journalists are being increasingly harassed, threatened, arrested and imprisoned, Human Rights Watch reports. Anti-terrorism laws are  used to intimidate and muzzle bloggers,  broadcasters and the press.

"Ethiopia's media should be playing a crucial role in the elections, but instead many journalists fear that their next article could get them thrown in jail," writes Leslie Lefkow of HRW

Read about the situation in Human Rights Watch report: "Journalism is not a Crime"

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