Press Coverage

Global Voices Coverage of Zone 9 Bloggers Case

Bloggers Behind Bars: Ethiopia’s Zone9ers and Threats to Online Speech Across the Globe, October 17, 2014

Journal from an Ethiopian Prison: The Maekelawi Ceremony, October 15, 2014

Journal from an Ethiopian Prison: Testimony of Befeqadu Hailu, October 14, 2004

“From the [Four] Compass Points of the Earth Arises a Mighty Cry — #FreeZone9Bloggers!” August 4, 2014

“The Zone 9 Bloggers are Writing from the Outer Ring of the Prison, the Nation Itself” July 31, 2014

#FreeZone9Bloggers: On July 31, We Tweet for Human Rights—and Human Beings, July 31, 2014

Zone 9 Bloggers Charged With Terrorism in Ethiopia, July 17, 2014

54 Days in Prison and Counting for Ethiopia’s Zone 9 Bloggers, June 16,2014

Ethiopia: Police Request More Time for Zone 9 Bloggers Investigation, May 14, 2014

Why Blogging is a Threat to the Ethiopian Government,  May 10, 2014

Advocates Ask African Commission, UN Experts to Intervene in Zone 9 Bloggers Case, May 3, 2014

STATEMENT: Global Voices Calls for the Release of Nine Journalists in EthiopiaMay 2, 2014

Netizen Report: Ethiopia Cracks Down on Free Expression, April 30, 2014

Six Members of Blogging Collective Arrested in Ethiopia, April 25, 2014

Other Media Coverage of Zone 9 Bloggers Case

Ethiopia Court Requests Detailed Terror Charges Against Bloggers, Bloomberg, November 12, 2014

Defendants in Ethiopia Zone 9 case see 11th court delay, IPI, November 6, 2014

I will remember their smiles, Melody Sundberg, October 31, 2014

Ethiopia’s alleged terrorists: vocal bloggers and independent journalists, openDemocracy, October 17, 2014

EFF holds Wiki-hack day in support of jailed Ethiopian bloggers,, October 6, 2014

Joining Zone Nine, World Policy Institute,  September 2014 

Uneven Coverage of Suppressed Ethiopian Journalists, VOA, August 28, 2014

The Ethiopian bloggers charged as terrorists – Twitter Q&A, TheGuardian, August 8, 2014

Bloggers and journalists who criticise the government are under the cosh, The Economist,  August 8, 2014

Ethiopian bloggers’ trial adjourned till 20th of August, Htxt.Africa, August 4, 2014

In Ethiopia, a stranglehold on freedom, LA Times, August 3,2014

Blogged about human rights – Jailed for 100 days today, Kality Fonden, Aug 2, 2014

Press freedom activists demand release of Ethiopian bloggers charged with terrorism, Aljazeera, July 31, 2014

Free Zone 9 Bloggers, My Heart’s in Accra, July 31,2014

African Rights Groups Urge Ethiopia to Release Journalists, Bloomberg, July 25, 2014

Zone9 Bloggers Detained for 90 Days in Ethiopia #In90words, Melody Sundberg, July 24, 2014

Detention of bloggers is a violation of international law, Mail & Guardian, July 24, 2014

Ethiopian Dream, Africa is Country, July 22, 2014 

As Ethiopia’s ‘Zone 9’ bloggers get popular, they get charged with terror, The Christian Science Monitor, July 21, 2014

Ethiopia charges bloggers with organizing to overthrow government, AlJazeera America, July 21, 2014

Ethiopia under fire over prosecution of Zone 9 bloggers, Sudan Tribune, July 20,2014

Ethiopia in the Twilight Zone (9) of Fear, Al Mariam’s Commentaries, July 20, 2014

Edom Kasaye, Mahlet Fantahun, Zone 9, and the writer’s freedom, Women in and Beyond the Global, July 20, 2014

Ethiopia: Bloggers, Journalists Transferred From Meakelawi to Kilinto, Kality, AllAfrica, July 19, 2014

blogeri iz etiopije i zvanično okrivljeni za terorizam, Blogopen, July 19, 2014

Ethiopian bloggers, journalists charged with terrorism, Mail & Guardian, July 19, 2014

Ethiopie: demande de libération de journalistes et blogueurs, A la une, July 18, 2014

Ethiopie: une-plainte en vue contre la detention de neuf journalistes, Jeune Afrique, July 18, 2014

Nio journalister döms för terrorism i Etiopien,, July 18, 2014

Ethiopian journos charged with terrorism,, July 18, 2014

Ethiopian bloggers and journalists charged with ‘terrorism, The Guardian, July 18, 2014

Ethiopia Charges 9 Journalists With Terrorism, The New York Times, July 18, 2014

Ethiopian Court Charges Bloggers With Plotting ‘Terror’Attacks, Bloomberg, July 18, 2014

Ethiopia charges journalists with ‘terrorism’, Aljazeera, July 18, 2014

Ethiopia Zone 9 bloggers charged with terrorism, BBC News, July 18, 2014

Ethiopian bloggers, journalists charged with ‘terrorism’, Yahoo News, July 18, 2014

Ethiopia PM Hailemariam defends Andargachew Tsege arrest, BBC News, July 11, 2014

This is Zone Nine: The Continued Imprisonment of Six Ethiopian Bloggers, Harvard internet monitor blog, June 26,2014

World in a Week: African Leaders Call for LGBT Equality, The Guardian, May 16, 2014

#FreeZone9Bloggers Tweetathon held for imprisoned Ethiopian bloggers, Human IPO, May 15, 2014

#FreeZone9Bloggers: Blogging is Not a Crime, Egyptian Chronicles, May 14, 2014

Ethiopian Bloggers Allege Being Beaten in Detention, AFP, May 10, 2014

Global voice turns focus to poletical repression of journalists in Ethiopia, Newspoint Africa, May 5,2014

Arrests headline Ethiopia press freedom fears, Al Jazeera, May 1,2014

Kerry raises detained Ethiopian bloggers with PM, Reuters, May 1, 2014

Kerry Raises Detained Ethiopian Bloggers with PM, VOA, May 1, 2014

John Kerry Expresses Concern Over Arrest of Zone9 Bloggers, Awramba Times, May 1, 2014

John Kerry expresses concern over arrest of Ethiopian bloggers, Awramba Times via YouTube

Ethiopia is locking up its journalists, Kosovo 2.0, April 30,2014

Nine journalists and bloggers arrested in Ethiopia ahead of Kerry visit, The Guardian, April 30, 2014

#BBCtrending: Jailed bloggers spark Ethiopia trend, BBC, April 30, 2014

Ethiopia Arrests Journalists And Bloggers Days Before Kerry Arrives To Promote Human Rights, BuzzFeed World, April 29,2014

Trade and conflict resolution on agenda of Kerry visit to Africa, Deutsche Welle, April 29, 2014

Ethiopia Arrests Journalists in Press Crackdown, The Wall Street Journal, April 29,2014

Ethiopia: Nine Media Workers Arrested, New York Times, April 29, 2014

Freelance Journalists and Zone 9 Bloggers Arrested in Ethiopia, Melody Sundberg, April 28, 2014

Ethiopia: Zone 9 Bloggers Must Be Immediately and Unconditionally Released, allAfrica, April 28,2014

Ethiopia charges nine bloggers, journalists with inciting violence, Reuters, April 28, 2014

Ethiopian Journalists Charged With Inciting Public Violence, VOA, April 28, 2014

Ethiopia Files Charges Against a Group of Bloggers, Journalists Detained Over the Weekend, Addis Standard, April 28, 2014

Zone9 bloggers and journalist arrested in Ethiopia, CNN iReport, April 26,2014

Ethiopia Detains Bloggers and Journalist, Al Jazeera, April 26, 2014

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