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Nearly three years in prison for journalist who got his facts wrong

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the 33-month jail sentence that a court in the southwestern city of Awasa has imposed on the journalist Asfaw Berhanu under article 486/1 of Ethiopia's criminal code, which penalizes starting “false rumours” and thereby “creating a danger of public disturbances.” The case against Berhanu stems from a story he wrote for the 4 September issue of the Addis Ababa-based Reporter newspaper, in which he said the government of the Southern Nations, Nationalities and (...)

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