Martha Kumsa | Status: Released | Ethiopia

Ethiopian writer and journalist Martha Kumsa was released from prison after several years of detention without charge or trial a few months after she received the PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom… More

Zone 9 Bloggers | Status: On Trial | Ethiopia

The Ethiopian Supreme Court on April 6, 2017, levied criminal charges against two Zone 9 bloggers, Atnaf Berhane and Natnail Feleke, three years after they were first arrested in April… More

Welcome to Zone 9: Ethiopia

Kality is divided into eight zones. The prisoners found one more zone of their own imagination. They called the rest of the country beyond their compound “zone 9” implying… More

Eskinder Nega’s 18-Year Sentence Upheld

PEN International protests in the strongest possible terms the Ethiopian Supreme Court’s May 2, 2013 decision to uphold Eskinder Nega’s conviction on highly dubious terrorism-related charges and his 18-year… More

Eskinder Nega | Status: Released | 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