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20 May 2014 description

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has today severely criticised authorities in Ethiopia following the decision by a court to grant police nearly one more month to conduct investigations against the journalists and bloggers detained in the country last month.

Three journalists and six bloggers were arrested on 25 and 26 April by police using an arrest warrant from a public prosecutor in Addis Ababa, the country’s capital city. The police on May 17 said that while the investigations continue the three journalists and six bloggers will remain in prison.

29 Apr 2014 description

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has condemned the appalling treatment of media by authorities in Ethiopia after a number of journalists and media workers were detained in the country last week.

23 Nov 2011 description

On this day when the whole world is celebrating the International Day Against Impunity for crimes committed against journalists, the Federation of African Journalists (FAJ), the African group of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), calls on the African Union and governments to take bold initiatives in order to end the unbearable impunitythe perpetrators of the worst crimes against journalists enjoy in Africa.

07 Jul 2011 description

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its European group, the Federation of European Journalists (EFJ) today condemn in the strongest terms the violent arrest of two Swedish journalists in the Ogaden region on the border with Somalia. Photojournalist Johan Persson and reporter Martin Schibbye, were arrested on 27 June 2011 while reporting on the rebel movement, the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF), which is fighting the Ethiopian government in the region. The two journalists were also injured after coming under fire from the Ethiopian military.