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

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

Take Action: Eskinder Nega Verdict Due Next Week

Yesterday, Senator Patrick Leahy issued a strong statement in support of 2012 PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award recipient Eskinder Nega. The Ethiopian journalist and blogger was accused of… More

PEN Decries Harsh Sentencing of Eskinder Nega

New York City, July 13, 2012—PEN American Center reacted angrily to the sentencing of journalist Eskinder Nega to 18 years in prison on bogus terrorism charges in Ethiopia, calling… More

New York Review of Books: Free Eskinder Nega!

The New York Review of Books has published a PEN-initiated letter calling on President Obama and all world leaders to condemn the conviction of journalist and 2012 PEN/Barbara Goldsmith… More