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

Elie Kamano

Following a peaceful demonstration against President Alpha Condé’s third term in October, singer/songwriter Elie Kamano was arrested for 'participation in a gathering likely to disturb public order.' In November,… More

Writers at Risk Database

Jean Mario Paul

Paul has been well-known for his stories exposing local government corruption. In the September 1991 military coup that deposed President Aristide, Paul was arrested and brutally tortured in police… 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