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Reporters Without Borders



    We fear this 'obstruction of justice' procedure is a judicial device for the government to yet again settle some scores with the privately-owned media and at the same time subject them to state censorship.

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    The charges of high treason and genocide are extremely grave as regards the journalists. We call on the Ethiopian government to show the utmost transparency in these cases. Prime Minister Meles Zenawi should not try to defuse the criticism against him at the expense of the freedom or lives of citizens.

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    The judicial system must guarantee journalists the right to protect their sources so that they can work freely. The government must include journalists in the list of professions that enjoy the right to professional secrecy under the law.

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