Ethiopia's jailed Zone 9 bloggers are on trial this week for terrorism and treason, charges facing more than two dozen journalists, bloggers and publishers. To avoid arrest, 30 journalists fled the country in the past year. The government says they’re criminals, destabilising Ethiopia's fragile democracy in the name of “press freedom.” Rights groups say they’re victims of repression. Join us at 1930GMT.

On this episode of The Stream, we speak to:

Soliyana Shimeles Gebremichael @Soli_GM
Exiled co-founder of the Zone 9 Bloggers

Tamerat Negera Feyisa @AbbaSheger
Exiled journalist and co-founder of Addis Neger newspaper

Tamrat Gebregiorgis @Tingert
Managing editor of Addis Fortune

Abiy Berhane
Minister counselor for public diplomacy & communication, Ethiopian Embassy in UK

What do you think?  How much dissent should Ethiopia allow its media to exercise? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.