Samrawit Getaneh is a young human rights activist with a very strong passion for freedom and justice. Her motivation to write comes from her desire to change the unfortunate reality of inequality, oppression and poverty in her country. For her, being a human rights activist in Ethiopia is more than just a passion – its a responsibility.
Untold Stories gives voice to the very people who have had the basic human rights taken from them. Here, people who have experienced human right violations are more than numbers in vast statistics. Those who have their stories told here on Untold Stories are the exact people who have been oppressed and forced into silence. Untold Stories tells human rights stories with a focus on press freedom, freedom of expression and life in exile. Countries in focus are Ethiopia, Eritrea and Egypt, the countries with the highest number of jailed journalists in Africa.