Ethiopia court charges journalists with terrorism, inciting violence

[JURIST] An Ethiopian court on Friday charged nine journalists with terrorism and inciting violence under Ethiopia’s anti-terrorism law [text, PDF]. The journalists, including six bloggers, were arrested [HRW report] in April and have been prevented from accessing their families or legal counsel since their arrests. According to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) [advocacy website], since the implementation of the anti-terrorism law in 2009, Ethiopian authorities have used it as a tool to limit journalism critical of the government [CPJ…

Source: http://jurist.org/paperchase/2014/07/ethiopia-court-charges-journalists-with-terrorism-inciting-violence.php

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