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 the grieving families.

(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 PFDJ-sponsored public seminar headed by Ms. Sophia Tesfamariam.

(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 PFDJ-sponsored public seminar headed by Ms. Sophia Tesfamariam.

Dawit The Association of Eritrean Journalists in Exile (AEJE) would like to express its gratitude to the Norwegian Authors’ Union for giving an Award to Mr. Dawit Isaak, an Eritrean journalist who has been languished in prison since September 23, 2001.

Dawit The Association of Eritrean Journalists in Exile (AEJE) would like to express its gratitude to the Norwegian Authors’ Union for giving an Award to Mr. Dawit Isaak, an Eritrean journalist who has been languished in prison since September 23, 2001.

The Association of Eritrean Journalists in Exile (AEJE) would like show its gratitude to the Swedish PEN for presenting the Tucholsky Award to our compatriot, Mr. Dawit Isaak who has been in Eritrean jail since September 23, 2001. This award is another remarkable addition to the serious of tireless efforts and achievements of Swedish human right groups and NGOs to take up the cause of freedom of expression in Eritrea in general and the case of Dawit Isaak in particular. It can be recalled that last month, Dawit Isaak had been honoured to be a finalist for European Union’s Sakharov Prize.

The Association of Eritrean Journalists in Exile (AEJE) would like show its gratitude to the Swedish PEN for presenting the Tucholsky Award to our compatriot, Mr. Dawit Isaak who has been in Eritrean jail since September 23, 2001. This award is another remarkable addition to the serious of tireless efforts and achievements of Swedish human right groups and NGOs to take up the cause of freedom of expression in Eritrea in general and the case of Dawit Isaak in particular. It can be recalled that last month, Dawit Isaak had been honoured to be a finalist for European Union’s Sakharov Prize.

Eight years ago, on September 18, 2001, the Eritrean government closed the private newspapers and started to hunt down the journalists. It arrested most of them and few fled the country.  Though we have no up to date figures, five of them have been confirmed died in jail.  Eritrean government is currently known as the biggest jailor of journalists in the world with more than 25 journalists languishing in jails for years.

Eight years ago, on September 18, 2001, the Eritrean government closed the private newspapers and started to hunt down the journalists. It arrested most of them and few fled the country.  Though we have no up to date figures, five of them have been confirmed died in jail.  Eritrean government is currently known as the biggest jailor of journalists in the world with more than 25 journalists languishing in jails for years.