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Eritrea – 20 years of dictatorship, two decades with no independent media

By afroger
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NewsOn 18 September 2001, Eritrean President Issaias Afeworki took advantage of the fact that the world was still stunned by the 9/11 terrorist attacks to transform his country into a dictatorship and ban all independent media. On the 20th anniversary of his crackdown in Eritrea, which is still a news and information black hole, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the release of all imprisoned journalists and urges Eritrea’s partner countries to pressure its government to lift the life sentence it imposed on media freedom.“All newspapers are banned, didn’t you hear that on the radio?” the…


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