(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.

RSFAs World Press Freedom Day was being celebrated on 3 May, Eritrea continued to be the world’s worst country for journalists with around 30 currently held incommunicado in the most inhumane conditions and more arrests still being made, such as that of Said Abdulhai, one of the country’s most famous journalists, in the last week of March.

RSFAs World Press Freedom Day was being celebrated on 3 May, Eritrea continued to be the world’s worst country for journalists with around 30 currently held incommunicado in the most inhumane conditions and more arrests still being made, such as that of Said Abdulhai, one of the country’s most famous journalists, in the last week of March.

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.

Reporters Without Borders wrote today, the third anniversary of Eritrean journalist Fessehaye “Joshua” Yohannes’ death in detention, to Manfred Nowak, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on torture and  other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, asking him to do everything possible to obtain an improvement in the conditions of journalists imprisoned in Eritrea.

Reporters Without Borders wrote today, the third anniversary of Eritrean journalist Fessehaye “Joshua” Yohannes’ death in detention, to Manfred Nowak, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on torture and  other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, asking him to do everything possible to obtain an improvement in the conditions of journalists imprisoned in Eritrea.

Reporters Without Borders- Press release
4 December 2009
ETHIOPIA – Weekly forced to stop publishing, its journalists flee abroad
Reporters Without Borders condemns the climate of fear to which Ethiopia’s independent media are currently exposed. The Addis Ababa-based weekly Addis Neger suspended publication today after several of its editors fled the country in the past few days because they were afraid they would be arrested.

Reporters Without Borders- Press release
4 December 2009
ETHIOPIA – Weekly forced to stop publishing, its journalists flee abroad
Reporters Without Borders condemns the climate of fear to which Ethiopia’s independent media are currently exposed. The Addis Ababa-based weekly Addis Neger suspended publication today after several of its editors fled the country in the past few days because they were afraid they would be arrested.

The Brushless Saga never goes away. I was about to write an article regarding Eritrean singers – “Bere’na Tiyt Entekoynu, Meleketkum Medfe’ iyu”. As the title indicates, I intend to highlight their remarkable role in the past 4-5 decades in sustaining Eritrean nationalism and how their influential task and powerful voice mobilized the Eriteran people to fight for freedom.

The Brushless Saga never goes away. I was about to write an article regarding Eritrean singers – “Bere’na Tiyt Entekoynu, Meleketkum Medfe’ iyu”. As the title indicates, I intend to highlight their remarkable role in the past 4-5 decades in sustaining Eritrean nationalism and how their influential task and powerful voice mobilized the Eriteran people to fight for freedom.

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.

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.

 
Reporters Without Borders is outraged by the arrest of two journalists and the closure of a TV station in the northwestern breakaway territory of Somaliland and the beatings which several journalists received from police in the northeastern semi-autonomous region of Puntland.

 
Reporters Without Borders is outraged by the arrest of two journalists and the closure of a TV station in the northwestern breakaway territory of Somaliland and the beatings which several journalists received from police in the northeastern semi-autonomous region of Puntland.