Media Crackdown in Ethiopia – Missouri Public Radio

By JASON MCLURE

Ethiopian federal police in Addis Ababa prior to the country's last general election in 2010. CREDIT JEROME DELAY / AP

Ethiopian federal police in Addis Ababa prior to the country’s last general election in 2010.
CREDIT JEROME DELAY / AP

Ethiopia’s parliamentary elections are set to be held May 24th, but there is little doubt the ruling party will win an overwhelming majority amidst a crackdown on independent media and political dissidents. This week on Global Journalist, we look at why and how the restrictions on the media in Africa’s second-most populous country began, and speak with a journalist who spent more than a year in prison for reporting.

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