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HRW Accuses Ethiopia of Journalist Crackdown Ahead of Elections

A new report by Human Rights Watch accuses the Ethiopia's government of systematically cracking down on media ahead of the May 2015 elections. The report, released Thursday, details how Ethiopia has restricted independent reporting since 2010. Researcher Felix Horne says there are patterns of government abuses against independent journalists. “After articles are written, harassment comes from government officials, security officials and cadres in the form of threatening phone calls...

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