isaiiasAfrica’s seven press freedom predators are Gambian President Yahya Jammeh, Eritrean President Issaias Afeworki, Equatorial Guinean President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, Rwandan President Paul Kagamé, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, Swaziland’s King Mswati III and Somalia’s Islamist militias (Al-Shabaab and Hizb-Al-Islam)

shefield demoWe, Eritrean Community members in Sheffield, are issuing this short press Release following our successful demonstration to explain for all concerned people both Eritrean Citizens, and the United Kingdom people and government that we staged a protest a meeting called by the Eritrean Ambassador to the UK with Eritrean refugees residents of Sheffield.

Members of the Eritrean National Commission for Democratic Change met on October 22, 2010 with US State Department officials at the State Department office in the Washington DC.  Commissioners Teklai Abraha and Kibrom Debru met with the officials to discuss the current developments in the Eritrean situation, specifically focusing on the recently concluded National Conference for Democratic Change. 

Tedros“I went to that meeting to try to cover what they were going to say,” he said. “I knew already what the meeting was about.” Houston’s police told CPJ they were investigating the incident, but Menghistu said some of the witnesses present appeared fearful to testify because they feared reprisals on relatives remaining in Eritrea.

Tedros“I went to that meeting to try to cover what they were going to say,” he said. “I knew already what the meeting was about.” Houston’s police told CPJ they were investigating the incident, but Menghistu said some of the witnesses present appeared fearful to testify because they feared reprisals on relatives remaining in Eritrea.

Apparently, and as it is becoming more crystal clear, after decades of war of liberation and almost two decades of independence  Eritrea still finds itself with a  government in which absolute power is vested in a single man-the almighty Isayas.

Apparently, and as it is becoming more crystal clear, after decades of war of liberation and almost two decades of independence  Eritrea still finds itself with a  government in which absolute power is vested in a single man-the almighty Isayas.

RSFReporters Without Borders strongly condemns the Islamist militia Al-Shabaab’s announcement today that it is banning local radio stations in the regions it controls from retransmitting the broadcasts of the BBC and Voice of America on the grounds that they carry Christian propaganda.

RSFReporters Without Borders strongly condemns the Islamist militia Al-Shabaab’s announcement today that it is banning local radio stations in the regions it controls from retransmitting the broadcasts of the BBC and Voice of America on the grounds that they carry Christian propaganda.

AustraliaOn 23 December 2009 the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) adopted resolution 1907, imposing sanctions against Eritrea in response to the ongoing border dispute between Djibouti and Eritrea, as well as Eritrea’s support to armed groups destabilising and undermining peace and reconciliation in Somalia, which the UNSC determined constituted a threat to international peace and security.

AustraliaOn 23 December 2009 the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) adopted resolution 1907, imposing sanctions against Eritrea in response to the ongoing border dispute between Djibouti and Eritrea, as well as Eritrea’s support to armed groups destabilising and undermining peace and reconciliation in Somalia, which the UNSC determined constituted a threat to international peace and security.

We, Eritrean Youth for Change in the Bay Area, are very much disturbed by the interview of President Isayas Afeworki (PIA) conducted with Al Jazeera International on 20 February 2010. The interview was conducted at a time when Eritrea is under UN imposed sanction. The interview was watched by millions of Eritreans and the rest of the world. It was embarrassing to Eritreans and friends of Eritrea when PIA was immobilized by simple and straight forward questions posed by the journalist.

We, Eritrean Youth for Change in the Bay Area, are very much disturbed by the interview of President Isayas Afeworki (PIA) conducted with Al Jazeera International on 20 February 2010. The interview was conducted at a time when Eritrea is under UN imposed sanction. The interview was watched by millions of Eritreans and the rest of the world. It was embarrassing to Eritreans and friends of Eritrea when PIA was immobilized by simple and straight forward questions posed by the journalist.

New York, November 25, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists honored four journalists with its 2009 International Press Freedom Awards in a ceremony Tuesday night that highlighted impunity in journalist murders, this week’s killings of Philippine journalists, and the Internet’s emerging role in press freedom. Anthony Lewis, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and founding CPJ board member, was honored with the Burton Benjamin Memorial Award for lifetime achievement.

New York, November 25, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists honored four journalists with its 2009 International Press Freedom Awards in a ceremony Tuesday night that highlighted impunity in journalist murders, this week’s killings of Philippine journalists, and the Internet’s emerging role in press freedom. Anthony Lewis, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and founding CPJ board member, was honored with the Burton Benjamin Memorial Award for lifetime achievement.

 

“The name Dawit Isaak has become, for the whole Swedish people, synonymous with the struggle for freedom of speech and liberty of the press. His fate is a clear example of how oppressors fear free speech. The prize goes to him for his firmness of principle in working for an open democratic society in journalism and drama.”

 

“The name Dawit Isaak has become, for the whole Swedish people, synonymous with the struggle for freedom of speech and liberty of the press. His fate is a clear example of how oppressors fear free speech. The prize goes to him for his firmness of principle in working for an open democratic society in journalism and drama.”

Reporters Without Borders hails the European Parliament’s decision to include Dawit Isaac, a journalist with Swedish and Eritrean dual citizenship who has been detained in Eritrea since September 2001, in the three finalists for the 2009 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. The leaders of the parliament’s political groups will choose the winner on 22 October.

Reporters Without Borders hails the European Parliament’s decision to include Dawit Isaac, a journalist with Swedish and Eritrean dual citizenship who has been detained in Eritrea since September 2001, in the three finalists for the 2009 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. The leaders of the parliament’s political groups will choose the winner on 22 October.

Reporters Without Borders has meanwhile learned that, during the past three weeks, dozens of civil servants working for the ministries of information, defence, foreign affairs and national security have been forced by the authorities to surrender their email passwords.

Reporters Without Borders has meanwhile learned that, during the past three weeks, dozens of civil servants working for the ministries of information, defence, foreign affairs and national security have been forced by the authorities to surrender their email passwords.