On the eve of the seventh anniversary of the start of a wave of round-ups on 18 September 2001, Reporters Without Borders appeals to each of the European Union’s 27 members to publicly endorse the organisation’s call for the most senior members of the Eritrean government and military to be declared personae non gratae.

reportersReporters Without Borders has written to the 27 European Union
ministers responsible for asylum policy ahead of this week’s “Building
a Europe of Asylum” ministerial conference in Paris, asking them to do
more to protect the dozens of journalists and free speech activists who
are forced into exile each year to escape reprisals by governments or
non-state groups.

reportersReporters Without Borders has written to the 27 European Union
ministers responsible for asylum policy ahead of this week’s “Building
a Europe of Asylum” ministerial conference in Paris, asking them to do
more to protect the dozens of journalists and free speech activists who
are forced into exile each year to escape reprisals by governments or
non-state groups.

Reporters Without Borders is worried about the abduction of Canadian freelance journalist Amanda Lindhout, Australian freelance photographer Nigel Brennan and Somali photographer Abdifatah Mohammed Elmi. Gunmen kidnapped them and their driver Mahad yesterday near Mogadishu for reasons that are not yet clear.

Reporters Without Borders is worried about the abduction of Canadian freelance journalist Amanda Lindhout, Australian freelance photographer Nigel Brennan and Somali photographer Abdifatah Mohammed Elmi. Gunmen kidnapped them and their driver Mahad yesterday near Mogadishu for reasons that are not yet clear.