When it comes to the lack of press freedom in Africa, Ethiopia and Eritrea are at the top of the list. They are the leading African jailers of journalists. New research from the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) supports this. This article by Fred Harter, is published by Voice of America (VOA) News. Here is an excerpt:
Ethiopia now ranks with Eritrea as the biggest jailers of journalists in sub-Saharan Africa, a new report from the Committee to Protect Journalists says.
At least 63 journalists and media workers have been arrested in Ethiopia since the Tigray conflict broke out in November 2020, according to the report.
The advocacy group, which monitors media freedoms globally, said Ethiopia ranks as “sub-Saharan Africa’s worst jailer of journalists,” alongside Eritrea.