Oromo protesters in Ethiopia. Image via Flickr user: Gadaa.com

Ethiopia’s State of Emergency Makes Peace Impossible

The Ethiopian government is using its state of emergency to persecute its own people while blaming other countries for its problems, and spurring on the violent protests in the process.

Independent journalist Ali Anouzla. Image provided by Mr. Anouzla.

“Tomorrow Will Have to be Earned”: A Q&A with Ali Anouzla

Ali Anouzla’s critical reporting has uncovered a scandal in Morocco’s monarchy and, more than once, resulted in his arrest. His independent website, Lakome2, is banned in the country. Despite immense obstacles, he perseveres in covering the stories that would otherwise go untold.

Image via ICORN.

Tutul receives PEN Pinter International Writer of Courage Prize 2016 with Margaret Atwood


Bangladeshi publisher, writer and editor Ahmedur Rashid Chowdhury (known as Tutul) has been named 2016 International Writer of Courage.

Protesters show support for the arrested writer Asli Erdogan. Image provided by the author.

Dario Fo, Brzezinski, and Freedom Watch

A round up of the latest press freedom news from Turkey.


SW Daily

  • Asli Erdoğan at the Conrad Festival 2015, the annual literary festival in Krakow.
    Asli Erdogan Detained in Turkey

    Former ICORN writer-in-residence in Krakow City of Refuge, Asli Erdoğan, was detained in Turkey on Wednesday after acting as columnist and stand-in-editor to the Turkish newspaper, Özgür Gündem.