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.

 

“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.”

Four Swedish papers are coordinately campaigning for the release of the Eritrean-Swedish journalist, Dawit Issack, who has been detained in a secret detention camp by President Isaias’s government since 2001. The daily papers which are believed to have great influence on the Swedish public opinion dedicated their editorial and front pages for the “Release Dawit Issack” campaign. Besides, they called on their government to step up its influence and pressure for the release of the journalist.

Four Swedish papers are coordinately campaigning for the release of the Eritrean-Swedish journalist, Dawit Issack, who has been detained in a secret detention camp by President Isaias’s government since 2001. The daily papers which are believed to have great influence on the Swedish public opinion dedicated their editorial and front pages for the “Release Dawit Issack” campaign. Besides, they called on their government to step up its influence and pressure for the release of the journalist.