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Ethiopia: Journalists in prison - press freedom under attack

, Index number: AFR 25/010/1998

The Ethiopian government has recently intensified its attacks against the private press. The 1992 Press Law is being used to charge journalists and publishers who are critical of the government. Most affected are the employees of the two newspapers Tobia and Urji. Many are held without charge and others are subjected to unfair trials. There have also been a number of "disappearances" including the abduction of Nike Kassaye who was later released on bond.

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