Ethiopia

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

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Freedom House marks the one year anniversary of the arrests of the Zone 9 bloggers and journalists in Ethiopia. 

Issues: 
Freedom of Expression, Internet Freedom, Media Freedom
Regions: 
Sub-Saharan Africa

Top  human rights organizations call on U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to acknowledge Ethiopia's democratic deficiencies, including the ongoing harassment of human rights defenders, activists and media. 

Issues: 
Democratic Governance, Elections, U.S. Foreign Policy
Regions: 
Sub-Saharan Africa, Americas

In response to today’s comments by Under Secretary for Political Affairs, Wendy Sherman, in which she referred to Ethiopia as a democracy and the country’s upcoming elections free, fair, and credib

Issues: 
Democratic Governance, Elections, U.S. Foreign Policy
Regions: 
Sub-Saharan Africa

In response to reports that Abel Wabella, a defendant in the Zone 9 blogger case in Ethiopia, was kept shackled overnight and had his hearing aid removed following a February 4 court appearance, Fr

Issues: 
Human Rights Defense, Internet Freedom, Media Freedom
Regions: 
Sub-Saharan Africa

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Senior Advisor for International Legal Affairs

Lisa Davis is senior advisor for international legal affairs at Freedom House promoting human rights and the rule of law. Ms.

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Program Director, Global Human Rights Program


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Freedom in Sub-Saharan Africa 2007

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