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Ethiopia - Big demonstration against law used to imprison journalists

Reporters without borders
An estimated 80,000 people took part in a street demonstration against Ethiopia's anti-terrorism law on 29 September in response to a call from Unity for Democratic Justice, an opposition group that spent more than three months rallying support for the protest. Adopted in 2009, the much-criticized anti-terrorism law enables the government to justify arbitrary arrests of journalists, members of the opposition and human rights defenders. The urgent need to amend this repressive law was of (...)

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