Ethiopia’s state of emergency legislation is paving the way for security personnel to attack the media sector without judicious oversight.
Ethiopia’s state of emergency is being used to target critical voices in the media sector.
DRC journalists Louis France Kuzikesa and Will Claes N’lemvo were assaulted by men who identified themselves as members of a Congolese police unit responsible for the protection of senior state officials, and said that Kuzikesa was too critical of President Tshisekedi.
Ethiopian authorities arbitrarily detain ‘Alpha Media’ founder Bekalu Alamrew, and confiscate his equipment.
Numerous journalists detained after being arbitrarily arrested by Ethiopian police and intelligence agents earlier this month.
The founder of Gurage Media Network, Beyene Wolde, is arrested and detained but weeks later has not been charged.
Journalists from online broadcaster Ethio Salem – Amanuel Asfaw and Meseret Tamiru – arbitrarily detained, for criticising government’s handling of the split in Ethiopia’s Orthodox church.
The Ethiopian Media Authority pushes authorities to suspend the services of Somali-language broadcasts by 15 international television broadcasters operating in the country’s southeastern region.
The regional media regulatory body of Ethiopia’s Somali region suspends the operations of 15 foreign media houses and revokes the accreditation of its workers, in what rights groups say is an attempt to silence independent media.
Ethiopian police granted permission to extend the detention of online journalist Meskerem Abera for 14 days after she is accused of inciting violence for covering protests taking place in the capital Addis Ababa.
Ethiopian journalists Gobeze Sisay and Meaza Mohammed arrested once again – this time on charges of allegedly colluding with rebels in the country’s ongoing conflict.
18 journalists arrested by Ethiopian authorities in a space of 10 days on allegations of inciting violence even though they were just covering the news for their independent media outlets or YouTube channels.
11 media workers have been arrested in separate police raids on independent media outlets in Addis Ababa and Amhara.
The Ethiopian Media Authority has revoked the accreditation of “The Economist” reporter Tom Gardner, for allegedly failing “to live [up to the] standards of conduct for journalists.”