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Eritrea - Sad anniversary for Eritrean press freedom

Reporters without borders
Dawit Isaak, a journalist with Swedish and Eritrean dual nationality who used to work for the Eritrean newspaper Setit in Asmara, is spending his 5,000th day in prison today. He has never been sentenced or even charged. And he is not alone. Other journalists such as Seyoum Tsehaye, Temesgen Gebreyesus and Emanuel Asrat were also arrested in September 2001, when the government closed all independent media in Eritrea. More have been arrested since then. A total of seven Eritrean journalists (...)

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