• A protest calling for the release of Ethiopian political prisoners. Photo: flickr user Mira (on the wall). Creative Commons.
    Ethiopia: Home, Bitter Prison

    In this week’s Ethiopiques exiled journalist Mesfin Negash reflects on the ways that Ethiopia – once home, sweet, home – has become “a bitter prison for the majority of Ethiopians, both at home and abroad.”

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  • Freedom Theatre in Jenin
    Freedom of Speech Roundup

    In this week’s Freedom of Speech Roundup news and analysis from Palestine, Russia, China, Sudan and Thailand. Also a book review of China in Ten Words by Yu Hua, and an open letter calling on Obama to ask for Ethiopian journalist Eskinder Nega’s release.

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  • London Book Fair
    Freedom of Speech Roundup

    In the Weekly Freedom of Speech Roundup Sampsonia Way presents some of the week’s top news on freedom of expression, journalists in danger, artists in exile, and banned literature.

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  • UNESCO World Press Freedom Day
    Celebrating Press Freedom in Unfreedom

    Today the world will gather to mark the annual World Press Freedom Day in Tunisia where the Arab Spring was ignited. I am sure the government of Ethiopia will also “celebrate” the WPFD by organizing some kind of communist-style public drama.

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