Curbs on media mar Ethiopia's success story

While rapidly growing economically, country has also gained one of the worst reputations in terms of press freedom.

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    Addis Ababa - Ethiopia's economy is one of the fastest growing in the world and its government is determined to transform the country into a middle-income nation in the next decade.

    However, Ethiopia has one of the worst reputations in the world when it comes to media freedom.

    "I was beaten with a cable on my bare foot," Befeqadu Hailu, a blogger, said.

    "I was forced to do sit-ups. I was slapped a lot of times. The only thing I want from the government is to allow me to freely express myself."

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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