Africa’s journalists honor jailed editor Woubshet Taye

By Sue Valentine/CPJ Africa Program Coordinator –

Journalists and media owners across Africa gave Ethiopian journalist Woubshet Taye a standing ovation in Cape Town on Saturday night at the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Awards 2013, but he wasn’t there to see it. Instead his wife and son accepted the Free Press Award on his behalf.

Presenting the award to Berhane Tesfaye and the couple’s not-quite-five-year-old son, who were dressed in matching white and blue outfits, chair of the judging panel and editor-in-chief of the South African weekly City Press Ferial Haffajee said it was disappointing that “once again there were too many cases” for the judges to consider in this category, which recognizes “excellence and provides support to African journalists who report at continuing risk to their lives and safety.”

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