Fordarded By Agwanda Saye
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On June 21, the government of Ethiopia is due to announce a verdict in the case of local journalist and blogger, Eskinder Nega, who faces a potential life sentence on vague terrorism charges that followed his writings discussing the Arab Spring and criticizing the government’s use of terrorism legislation to jail dissidents. Since his arrest in 2011, CPJ has been closely monitoring Eskinder’s case and advocating for his release.
Regional experts from the Committee to Protect Journalists are available in New York and Nairobi for interviews on Eskinder’s case and Ethiopia’s press freedom record.
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