America’s voice to the voiceless May10

America’s voice to the voiceless

In Ethiopia, the government controls all domestic media and blocks websites critical of those in power. One tactic for keeping media in line is imprisonment; the Committee to Protect Journalists calls Ethiopia one of the leading jailers of reporters on the continent. Threats and intimidation have forced more than 70 Ethiopian journalists into exile, where some write political blogs – whose words can’t be read in Ethiopia. That leaves Ethiopia’s 82 million people almost entirely cut off from independently reported news. “Besides what the government provides,” said Seeye Abraha, a former Ethiopian defense minister and current...