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Attacks on the Press: Journalism on the World's Front Lines, 2015 Edition by Committee to Protect Journalists

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8. Conflating Terrorism and Journalism in Ethiopia

By Jacey Fortin

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Exiled Ethiopian journalists perform a traditional coffee ceremony in a shared, cramped apartment in Nairobi. A wave of arrests prompted at least 30 Ethiopian journalists to flee into exile in 2014.

Source: CPJ/Nicole Schilit

At the Lideta courthouse in Ethiopia’s capital city, Addis Ababa, stands a statue of a blindfolded woman holding a set of scales in her outstretched hand—a universal symbol of justice, here cast in metal of pinkish gold and wearing thick braids in her hair.

Not far behind her is a brick-and-concrete building where some of Ethiopia’s most controversial ...

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