Ethiopian journalists languish in prison

Government in Addis Ababa refuses to release award-winning journalists jailed under Anti-Terrorism Proclamation.

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Eskinder Nega (L) is serving an 18-year jail term under the 2009 Anti-Terrorism Proclamation [MLDI/Al Jazeera]

(Aljazeera) As Al Jazeera presses ahead with its campaign to free its journalists detained in Egypt, nine Ethiopian journalists who are receiving less attention continue to languish in prison, held on trumped-up charges of terrorism, according to the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).

To mark the 900th day of the imprisonment of award-winning journalist Eskinder Nega, who is serving an 18-year jail term, and the 36th birthday of Woubshet Taye, jailed for 14 years, Al Jazeera speaks to Nani Jansen of the Media Legal Defence Initiative, a London-based NGO that helps journalists around the world defend their rights.Read more on Aljazeera…

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