Eritrea: Let’s lift the shroud of 10 years of misery

Eritrea's President Isaias Afwerki listens to a question during an interview with Reuters in the capital Asmara

By Aaron Berhane/CPJ Guest Blogger Since Zaid Tewelde’s husband, an Eritrean freedom fighter turned playwright and journalist, was arrested in September 2001, she has spent each passing day coping with the burning questions of her two young sons, age 9 and 10, “Where is my dad? When are we going … more

The prisoner of Asmara

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Imagine a cell that is windowless, and may be a metal container buried underground. Temperatures of 50 degrees Celsius aren’t uncommon in this 12-square-metre space; medical care is virtually non-existent. The prisoner is manacled most waking hours, and is allowed to see no one, including fellow inmates. Of the colleagues … more

Eritrean Journalists in Exile (AEJE) commemorates the Day of Infamy

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On this day, September 18, 10 years ago, the dictatorial regime of Eritrea, while the world turned its attention to September 11 attacks in the USA, issued its totalitarian decree to close the Eritrean private press and unleashed its squad to arbitrary arrest Eritrean journalists. September 18, 2001 is remembered … more

AEJE Expresses its Deep Sadness over the Deaths of Nearly 400 Eritreans

It was with a great sense of loss and shock that we learned of the deaths of nearly 400 Eritreans in the Mediterranean Sea. The Association of Eritrean Journalists in Exile (AEJE) joins the families of these Eritreans in their mourning and bereavement. We extend our heart-felt message of condolence to … more

Calm Eritrea avoids talks of rebellion

afrol News, 2 March – Eritrea, the most closed dictatorship in Africa, has censored all news about the popular unrest in North Africa and neighbouring Djibouti. Only the exiled opposition talks about revolution. … more

SOMALIA: Dismay at three-year jail sentence for Somaliland newspaper editor

Reporters Without Borders is “dismayed” by the three-year jail sentence and fine of 6 million Somaliland shillings (around 1,000 dollars) that a court in Hargeisa, the capital of the breakaway northwestern territory of Somaliland, passed yesterday on Mohamud Abdi Jama, the editor of the independent newspaper Waheen, for allegedly libelling … more

AEJE Sends Message of Condolences to the Family of Mrs. Letay Kiflemariam

Upon learning the passing of Mrs. Letay Kiflemariam , the mother of the famed Eritrean Journalist Dawit Isaac, the Association of Eritrean Journalists in Exile (AEJE) sends its message of condolences  to the family of Letay Kiflemariam. … more

SOMALIA : Press Freedom Prize goes to Somali radio station Radio Shabelle

Press Freedom Prize In partnership with the French retail chain FNAC, Reporters Without Borders is delighted to award its 2010 Press Freedom Prize to two symbols of courage, the jailed Iranian journalist Abdolreza Tajik and the embattled Somali news radio station Radio Shabelle. … more

Eritrea, Africa’s largest prison for journalists & world’s third jailer

With at least 17 journalists who have disappeared in governnment custody and are being held without charge or trial for months and years, Eritrea was the world’s third foremost jailer of journalists, CPJ research shows. … more

ERITREA፡ Journalists still hunted down nine years after September 2001 purges – RSF Press Release

The Eritrean authorities continue to gag all forms of free expression and recently arrested another journalist as he was trying to flee the country, Reporters Without Borders said today, … more

Works by jailed Dawit Isaak to be published

A number of Sweden‘s largest publishing houses will put out a translation of works by a journalist imprisoned in Eritrea for nearly a decade without trial to highlight his case. … more

SUDAN :Reporters Without Borders Protestation

Reporters Without Borders is deeply disturbed by the conduct of the trial of four senior members of the opposition daily Rai Al Shaab – editor Ashraf Abdelaziz, deputy editor Abuzur Al Amin, political editor Altahir Ibrahim and news editor Ramadan Mahgoub – on charges of terrorism and spying. … more

SUDAN :Reporters Without Borders Protestation

Reporters Without Borders is deeply disturbed by the conduct of the trial of four senior members of the opposition daily Rai Al Shaab – editor Ashraf Abdelaziz, deputy editor Abuzur Al Amin, political editor Altahir Ibrahim and news editor Ramadan Mahgoub – on charges of terrorism and spying. … more

The Association of Eritrean Journalists in Exile (AEJE) strongly condemns the vicious Attack on Tedros Mengistu

(May 29, 2010) The Association of Eritrean Journalists in Exile (AEJE) strongly condemns the vicious attack on Tedros Mengistu by PFDJ supporters and joins the CPJ in its call for thorough investigation on the case. The attack happened on May 9, 2010, in Houston, Texas when Tedros Mengistu participated in … more

The Association of Eritrean Journalists in Exile (AEJE) strongly condemns the vicious Attack on Tedros Mengistu

(May 29, 2010) The Association of Eritrean Journalists in Exile (AEJE) strongly condemns the vicious attack on Tedros Mengistu by PFDJ supporters and joins the CPJ in its call for thorough investigation on the case. The attack happened on May 9, 2010, in Houston, Texas when Tedros Mengistu participated in … more

The Association of Eritrean Journalists in Exile (AEJE) Exposes Mr. Yonas Embaye

1. The AEJE is writing this press release concerning a matter of importance raised by alarming activities of a certain individual called Mr. Yonas Embaye who claims to have worked as a journalist in Eritrea. … more

The Association of Eritrean Journalists in Exile (AEJE) Exposes Mr. Yonas Embaye

1. The AEJE is writing this press release concerning a matter of importance raised by alarming activities of a certain individual called Mr. Yonas Embaye who claims to have worked as a journalist in Eritrea. … more

DID YOU ENJOY THE SHOW?

Geneva, San-Francisco, Washington DC, Australia and New-Zealand have all witnessed demonstrations against the UN Security Council’s sanction imposed on Eritrea, by the supporters of the Eritrean regime. The protests were staged on Monday, 22nd February just three days after Isaias Afewerki, the thick-skinned Eritrean despot, conceded to an interview with … more

DID YOU ENJOY THE SHOW?

Geneva, San-Francisco, Washington DC, Australia and New-Zealand have all witnessed demonstrations against the UN Security Council’s sanction imposed on Eritrea, by the supporters of the Eritrean regime. The protests were staged on Monday, 22nd February just three days after Isaias Afewerki, the thick-skinned Eritrean despot, conceded to an interview with … more

AEJE SENDS MESSAGE OF CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY OF ABDELKADIR AHMIDU

The Association of Eritrean Journalists in Exile (AEJE) has learned the passing of Abona Abdelkadir Ahmidu, the father of the killed journalist Said Abdelkadir. Sharing their grief, the AEJE sends its message of condolences to the family of Abona Abdelkadir Ahmidu. … more

AEJE SENDS MESSAGE OF CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY OF ABDELKADIR AHMIDU

The Association of Eritrean Journalists in Exile (AEJE) has learned the passing of Abona Abdelkadir Ahmidu, the father of the killed journalist Said Abdelkadir. Sharing their grief, the AEJE sends its message of condolences to the family of Abona Abdelkadir Ahmidu. … more

Memories of a dreadful time.

Wednesday, 16 September 2009 00:01   Milkias Mihretab Yohannes ‘We were young and naïve ………” The idea of starting a newspaper or a magazine came in a very informal way and rather casual setting.  We were having coffee in downtown Asmara at Bar Bereket with my friend school mate Medhanie Haile. … more

Memories of a dreadful time.

Wednesday, 16 September 2009 00:01   Milkias Mihretab Yohannes ‘We were young and naïve ………” The idea of starting a newspaper or a magazine came in a very informal way and rather casual setting.  We were having coffee in downtown Asmara at Bar Bereket with my friend school mate Medhanie Haile. … more

Letters from the Wave hunters

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Letters from the Wave hunters

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Seyoum Tsehaye

Seyoum Tsehaye was born in Tukul in 1952 from his father Tsehaye Woldemariam and his mother Roma Solomon. His father was the owner of Bar Da’Osta at Campobollo in Asmara. … more

Seyoum Tsehaye

Seyoum Tsehaye was born in Tukul in 1952 from his father Tsehaye Woldemariam and his mother Roma Solomon. His father was the owner of Bar Da’Osta at Campobollo in Asmara. … more

NABJ to Recognize 10 Imprisoned Journalists with its Foreign Journalist Award

These print journalists, some presumed dead, were arrested after calling for a democratic government. The Eritrean journalists will be recognized by NABJ at the quadrennial UNITY: Journalists of Color Convention, July 23-27, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois. … more

NABJ to Recognize 10 Imprisoned Journalists with its Foreign Journalist Award

These print journalists, some presumed dead, were arrested after calling for a democratic government. The Eritrean journalists will be recognized by NABJ at the quadrennial UNITY: Journalists of Color Convention, July 23-27, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois. … more

PRESS FREEDOM IN 2007

PRESS FREEDOM IN 2007 : 86 journalists killed – up 244% over five years; at least two journalists arrested each day … more

PRESS FREEDOM IN 2007

PRESS FREEDOM IN 2007 : 86 journalists killed – up 244% over five years; at least two journalists arrested each day … more

Remembering Sium Tzehaye

Six years later, Sium and his colleagues are still locked up without a chance to defend themselves before a court of law and with no visitation rights from their families. Sium was additionally denied the joys of fatherhood as his daughter was born shortly after he disappeared. … more

Remembering Sium Tzehaye

Six years later, Sium and his colleagues are still locked up without a chance to defend themselves before a court of law and with no visitation rights from their families. Sium was additionally denied the joys of fatherhood as his daughter was born shortly after he disappeared. … more

Free all jailed journalists, media activists cry

Media rights activists doubt why so many journalists continue to be in prison in Eritrea, Ethiopia, The Gambia, among other countries without trial. … more

Free all jailed journalists, media activists cry

Media rights activists doubt why so many journalists continue to be in prison in Eritrea, Ethiopia, The Gambia, among other countries without trial. … more

BBC’s Alan Johnston is released

BBC correspondent Alan Johnston has been released by kidnappers in the Gaza Strip after 114 days in captivity. … more

BBC’s Alan Johnston is released

BBC correspondent Alan Johnston has been released by kidnappers in the Gaza Strip after 114 days in captivity. … more

Somaliland TV reporter freed

Somaliland TV reporter freed after being held three days at behest of Hargeisa’s mayor … more

Somaliland TV reporter freed

Somaliland TV reporter freed after being held three days at behest of Hargeisa’s mayor … more

ERITREA፡ Woman journalist employed by state TV held in military camp

Eritrea: Woman journalist employed by state TV held in military camp … more