Ethiopia

87 million people
370 USD GNI (PPP)
Internet:
Not Free
Press:
Not Free
Not Free

News & Updates

In response to Ethiopian prosecutors appealing the dismissal of terrorism charges against five members of the Zone 9 bloggers and authorities issuing them a court summons, Freedom House issued the following statement.

Police opened fire on peaceful protesters in Oromia, Ethiopia, killing 14 and injuring several others.

Program Officer, Africa

The release of the Zone 9 Bloggers in October was greeted with euphoria, but the Ethiopia's crackdown on dissent continues unabated.

Freedom House strongly opposes the election of Burundi, Ethiopia, and Togo to the UN Human Rights Council. 

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Program Director, Global Human Rights Program


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Freedom in Sub-Saharan Africa 2007

Freedom House released an analysis of democracy in sub-Saharan Africa showing that the region has experienced notable increases in freedom over the past generation, although more setbacks than gains were seen in 2006.

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Freedom House has been providing training, technical assistance and moral support to help build credible and independent human rights institutions.

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