Eskinder Nega | Status: Detained | Ethiopia

Eskinder Nega, a journalist and dissident blogger who is one of Ethiopia’s leading advocates for press freedom and freedom of expression, served almost 7 years of an 18-year sentence… More

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Hachalu Hundessa

Musician and activist Hundessa was shot and killed in Addis Ababa on June 29, 2020. His death sparked widespread unrest in the country, in which hundreds were killed. Alleged… More

Writers at Risk Database

Eskinder Nega

Eskinder served over 6 years of an 18-year sentence for criticizing mass arrests of journalists and activists. Released with amnesty but re-arrested a month later, he was ultimately released… More

Asmamaw Hailegiorgis Zone 9 Bloggers

Hailegiorgis is one of the Zone 9 Bloggers, a group formed in 2012 to publish political commentary online in the face of tightening restrictions on expression. Following his initial… More

Befekadu Hailu Zone 9 Bloggers

Hailu is one of the Zone 9 Bloggers, a group formed in 2012 to publish political commentary online in the face of tightening restrictions on expression. Following his initial… More

Edom Kassaye Zone 9 Bloggers

Kassaye is one of the Zone 9 Bloggers, a group formed in 2012 to publish political commentary online in the face of tightening restrictions on expression. Following her initial… More

Zelalem Kiberet Zone 9 Bloggers

Kiberet is one of the Zone 9 Bloggers, a group formed in 2012 to publish political commentary online in the face of tightening restrictions on expression. Following his … More

Writers at Risk Database

Martha Kumsa

Kumsa was arrested in 1980 after writing an article calling for ethnic-Oromo women to defy power structures and reclaim their cultural heritage. She was released in 1989 and escaped… More

Tesfalem Waldyes Zone 9 Bloggers

Waldyes is one of the Zone 9 Bloggers, a group formed in 2012 to publish political commentary online in the face of tightening restrictions on expression. Following his initial… More

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