Browsing Tag Ethiopia

Speaking up for Ethiopia in Rio

Speaking up for Ethiopia in Rio

By | August 29, 2016 at 3:09 pm

Ethiopia’s government is known for suppressing independent voices. It routinely jails journalists, opposition leaders, activists, and peaceful demonstrators.

Posted in: News

Ethiopia: Overturn Blogger’s Prison Sentence

Ethiopia: Overturn Blogger’s Prison Sentence

By | June 27, 2016 at 10:19 am

Blogger Zelalem Workagegnehu’s appeal against his sentence of five years in prison on terrorism charges will be heard on July 6, 2016.

Posted in: Campaigns

Eskinder Nega Wins 2015 PEN Canada One Humanity Award

Eskinder Nega Wins 2015 PEN Canada One Humanity Award

By | October 19, 2015 at 10:00 am

The Ethiopian journalist Eskinder Nega will receive PEN Canada’s One Humanity Award on the opening night of the 36th International Festival of Authors.

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From the Archives: A Writer’s Journey

From the Archives: A Writer’s Journey

By | March 19, 2015 at 2:35 pm

Martha Kumsa came to Canada in 1991. As a journalist from Ethiopia, she had been held in prison under atrocius conditions for nine years and eight months before being released in 1989 with the help of PEN Canada. The following is a reflection on fractured identity, from being Oromo, to Ethiopian, to a Black writer in Canada.

Posted in: Archives, Blog

Video Review: Camilla Gibb on her PEN Picks

Video Review: Camilla Gibb on her PEN Picks

By | April 1, 2014 at 11:42 am

On March 3, 2014, award-winning author Camilla Gibb hosted the second event in the PEN Picks series presented in partnership with Hot Docs, at which celebrated authors are invited to present a documentary of their choice.

Posted in: Blog

ETHIOPIA: Take Action for Imprisoned Journalists

ETHIOPIA: Take Action for Imprisoned Journalists

By | December 19, 2013 at 5:13 pm

PEN Canada protests the continuing imprisonment of journalists Reeyot Alemu and Eskinder Nega, held in Kality prison since 2011 under Ethiopia’s Anti-Terrorism Proclamation.

Posted in: Campaigns

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