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Ethiopia has started clamping down on independent media again as tensions rise



By Zecharias Zelalem September 16, 2020 During the last 12 months Ethiopia’s authorities has backtracked considerably on the progress it made to shed its repressive picture in relation to press freedom. Lengthy famend for its a poor report on media freedom, main inroads had been believed to have been made two years in the past after the then newly appointed prime minister Abiy Ahmed all of a sudden ordered the discharge of all imprisoned journalists and bloggers leaving none behind bars for the primary time in 14 years. The transfer which garnered loads of goodwill for Abiy’s authorities on the time was simply one in every of a number of strikes

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