Thursday, May 3, 2012

Imprisoned Ethiopian journalist Eskinder Nega honoured with PEN Award

(BBC) An imprisoned Ethiopian journalist and blogger has been given a prestigious freedom of expression award.

Eskinder Nega was awarded the Pen America's "Freedom to Write" annual prize for publishing articles critical of Ethiopia's human rights record.

His wife Serkalem Fasil, who is a journalist and also spent time in jail, received the award on his behalf.


In the past decade, more journalists have fled Ethiopia than any other country, press freedom groups say.

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