The world observes World Press Freedom Day amid ongoing deterioration of press freedom.
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.”