Initial press freedom gains eroding fast under Ethiopian Prime Minister Ahmed’s leadership

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Spate of arrests amid renewed unrest in Ethiopia

Numerous journalists detained after being arbitrarily arrested by Ethiopian police and intelligence agents earlier this month.

Ethiopian journalist languishing in jail

The founder of Gurage Media Network, Beyene Wolde, is arrested and detained but weeks later has not been charged.

Reporting on religious rifts in Ethiopia results in arrests

Journalists from online broadcaster Ethio Salem – Amanuel Asfaw and Meseret Tamiru – arbitrarily detained, for criticising government’s handling of the split in Ethiopia’s Orthodox church.