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

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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

Firew Bekele

University lecturer Bekele was arrested on August 17, 2019 and charged under Ethiopia’s draconian Anti-Terrorism Proclamation in connection with a book he had published criticizing Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.… More

Atnaf Berhane Zone 9 Bloggers

Berhane 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. The Ethopian Supreme… More

Mahlet Fantahun Zone 9 Bloggers

Fantahun 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. He was acquitted… More

Natnail Feleke Zone 9 Bloggers

Feleke 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. The Ethopian Supreme… More

Soleyana Gebremichael Zone 9 Bloggers

Gebremichael 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

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

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