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Jailed Journalists and Bloggers in Ethiopia

There are currently 14 journalists and bloggers jailed in Ethiopia. The list below is based on Committee to Protect Journalists list of 2016/2017. The list will be updated. Journalist Anania Sorri was released in March 2017 and is therefore no longer in the list.

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Eyoel Fisseha Damte
Freelance journalist, imprisoned on November 2, 2016

Elias Gebru
Freelance journalist, imprisoned on November 17, 2016

(Picture borrowed from zehabesha.com)

 

 

 

Getachew Worku
Editor of the newspaper Ethio-Mihidar. Imprisoned on November 4, 2016.

Abebe Wube
Former reporter and manager at the newspaper Ye Qelem Qend, Imprisoned on October 18, 2016

Seyoum Teshome
Blogger for Ethiothinktank. Imprisoned on October 1, 2016.

Getachew_ShiferawGetachew Shiferaw
Editor-in-chief of Negere Ethiopia. Arrested December 25, 2015.

Picture Source: Tekuret

 

 

 

Khalid Mohammed
Journalist for Radio Bilal. Anti-state charges. Imprisoned since February  18, 2015.

Darsema Sori
Journalist for Radio Bilal. Anti-state charges. Imprisoned since February  18, 2015.

 

temesgen_desalegnTemesgen Desalegn
Journalist for Fact. Charged for defamation and imprisoned since October 13, 2014. Currently in Zeway prison.

Picture source: Awramba times

 

 

 

zelalem_workagegnehuZelalem Workagegnehu
Blogger at De Birhan. Charged for Anti-State. Imprisoned since July 8, 2014. Currently in Zeway prison.

Picture used with permission

 

 

 

eskinder_negaEskinder Nega
Freelance journalist. Anti-State charges. Imprisoned since September 14, 2011. Currently in Kality prison.

Picture source: Awramba times

 

 

 

woubshet_tayeWoubshet Taye
Journalist at Awramba Times. Anti-State charges. Imprisoned since June 19, 2011. Currently in Zeway Prison.

Picture source: CPJ/Awramba Times

 

 

 

Saleh_Idris_GamaSaleh Idris Gama
Eritrean journalist for Eri-TV arrested in Ethiopia. No charges. Imprisoned since December 2006.

(Picture source: Reporters Without Borders)

 

 

 

Tesfalidet_Kidane_TesfazghiTesfalidet Kidane Tesfazghi
Eritrean journalist for Eri-TV arrested in Ethiopia. No charges. Imprisoned since December 2006.

(Picture source: Reporters Without Borders)