[Video] Media ‘misses’ economy in Ethiopia

Critics have accused Ethiopian security of using security threats to stifle media freedoms.

Critics have accused Ethiopian security of using security threats to stifle media freedoms.

Ethiopia’s economy is one of the fastest growing in the world and its government is determined to transform the country into a middle-income nation in the next decade.

However, Ethiopia has one of the worst reputations in the world when it comes to media freedom.

“I was beaten with a cable on my bare foot,” Befeqadu Hailu, a blogger, said.

“I was forced to do sit-ups. I was slapped a lot of times. The only thing I want from the government is to allow me to freely express myself.”

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