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Ethiopia - the country where press freedom has most deteriorated in the past five years Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 30 October 2007

The Committee to Protect Journalists says Ethiopia is the country where press freedom has most deteriorated in the past five years. The international press watchdog group says that Ethiopian journalists routinely face censorship, harassment and imprisonment if they publish reports critical of the government. Cathy Majtenyi recently visited Ethiopia and sends this report to VOA.

 With regards to Cybercensorship in the nation, the 2007 report on Ethiopia of the Open Initiative, a collaborative partnership of four leading academic institutions, states that "many independent news sites covering Ethiopian politics or compiling international and local coverage were blocked, including CyberEthiopia, the Tensai-Ethiopia radio site, EthioMedia, EthioX, and EthioIndex. But some media sites carrying news and editorials that are unfavorable to the Ethiopian government remained available, including Addis Voice and Ethiopian Review, which had been blocked as part of the ETC's initial filtering of blogs and media sites in 2006. International news sites such as CNN and Voice of America radio were not blocked"

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