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Ethiopian journalist Reeyot Alemu wins 2013 UNESCO-Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize
Imprisoned Ethiopian journalist Reeyot Alemu is the winner of the 2013 UNESCO-Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize. Ms Alemu was recommended by an independent international jury of media professionals in recognition of her “exceptional courage, resistance and commitment to freedom of expression.”
The Jury took note of Reeyot Alemu’s contribution to numerous and independent publications. She wrote critically about political and social issues, focusing on the root causes of poverty, and gender equality. She worked for several independent media. In 2010 she founded her own publishing house and a monthly magazine called Change, both of which were subsequently closed. In June 2011, while working as a regular columnist for Feteh, a national weekly newspaper, Ms Alemu was arrested. She is currently serving a five year sentence in Kality prison.
The UNESCO Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize was created in 1997 by UNESCO’s Executive Board. It is awarded annually during the celebration of World Press Freedom Day on 3 May, which will take place this year in Costa Rica.
The Prize honours the work of an individual or an organization which has made a notable contribution to the defence and /or promotion of freedom of expression anywhere in the world, especially if risks have been involved. Candidates are proposed by UNESCO Member States, and regional or international organizations active in the fields of journalism and freedom of expression. Laureates are chosen by a jury whose members are appointed for a once renewable three-year term by the Director-General of UNESCO.
Well deserved Reeyot!!!!!!!
It takes a great deal of moral courage and defiance for a woman of her age to say NO NO NO to an evil power that threatens to put her in a dark solitary room in isolation from other prisoners.
Well deserved sister!
Congratulation ms. Alemu
Free Riote Alemu and Eskinder Nega!!!
No wonder UNESCO lost all funding from US long ago after it became the mouthpiece of every other for-profit activist group…It was only initially created to be a cultural advisory group.
To the Agazi Scavenger ,daily locked on this site .Soon you and your likes shall be serving in your favorite place for all the craps Ethno Mafia Propagandas ,inciting GENOCIDE and Treason against the unity and the Sovereignty of the Nation that here and there you did spread.These days the Heroic Reayot has become your Daily Headache .Even your Great protectors in the State Department ,specially the UN lady who did cry her Dear Dead Friend ,
should not be able to save you .Peoples shall soon Enjoy viewing your own ugly picture too…LOL !!!!!
Addis Zer asedabi!
Dont you think kaliti ‘resort’ center is better than hell resort center where Your con man is enjoying.
@ addis zemn
I am tired of reading your sensless comments. No matter who u r please use your brain. In fact you might be paid or affiliated in any way to do such comments. But you can do better job than this. Just stop sittig in front of PC and go back to school.
Guess she used the Pen to blow up some of Woyane’s cooked up projects. Right?
UNESCO is a UN organization made up of all the countries of the world. What did that say about the Woshetam Woyanes and their stupid twitting Cadres who can’t think straight?
Give it up. It is you against the world, Right vs. wrong. Guess who will win at the end?
Well, I heard Melese ones saying in public ( parliament ) they have copied the anti terrorism law word by word from the U. S and European draft, because as he emphasized it clearly, to be on the same page with his western allies. That means obviously that the opinion of the west is very important for EPRDF!! But now I am asking, why are they imprisoning innocent journalists (civilian) which are seen in the eye of the western nations as heroes and awarded for their tremendous engagement in service for their fellow humans in their own country. ???? The answer is clear for me. Lack of confidence and pure hypocrisy. Furthermore, I see a clear misconception about the time line ( 21st century) You can act like a cave men in today’s time. I wish them a rapid mental evolution to all of their members.
Addis zefen wrote once “it is only GOD who knows a human thought in his/her brain."”
What she wants was the millions of fellow Ethiopians thought to be heard and a change of the country direction from Looters,Hoddams,greedy Chauvinist pigs and their aliens and heads towards a new world of unity without ethnicity , wealth to all without corruption, Nepotism,and Cronyism.
Even the beggars of today’s Ethiopia knows who is eating more than they can chew. They too want a chang in that. I am surprised to read your comments why you defends these scumbag weyannes robbers . I hope the lady from your birth place who grow up with weapons of all distraction by
the name “"AGAZI women?? will stick into your AZ her bazzoca when she read your comments defending the elite weyanne robbers who abandoned their tigrian ppl. and become millioner in matter of year and never return to their birth place to share what they have now.
Since you are a spokes person on this and other site to elite weyannes robbers,we are not expecting any change in your political course and even spend years to create a cure for
your dogmatic political sickness.
Ay Woy Yane!
This is not bringing any benefit to anyone but allowing the Adwa and Shire Banda Children taking the country to total collapsing. They totally but ignorantly crossed the red lines many times an d the final is happened when they started to implement their bush/desert agenda to affect the great Amhara people including with Ethnic cleansing that is going on ever since they came in and took power by force.
The instruments that will destroy the Woyane dogs/banda Children are plenty but first and for most:
1. Ginbot 7 and EPPF must come together as political and military wings.
2. They need to open offices in Egypt and other places in the region (not Eritrea) and work together for long term benefit to Ethiopia, Egypt and the region knowing woyane has nothing to do with the Nile. Even 90% Tekeze river (woyane wrongly thinks as its own river) water comes from Gonder and wollo (where its sources and tributaries are).
3. They need to work and have strong relation with USA, Europe, Russia and other nations.
4. Have a special force in the country that would target woyanes and their Dogs including so called Amhara officials started from an Eritrean with fake name Bereket. He is a shabia and woyane representative to affect the Amharas within.
5. The Ethiopian people has to know especially the Amharas that Kilil between so called beshangl-Gumuz, Amhara and Tigry will never be accepted unless it is done the right way based on facts and the people are agreed. The Facts are Wolkite, Tegede, Telemet, Alem Wuha zuria and other territories taken from Gonder and wollo were not and will not be accepted as part of woyane created Tigry with the power of gun after taking power by force.
Metekel Awraja was, is and will be always Part of Gojam. It is just the matter of Time. Woyane dogs will not stop that. Metekel was always part of Gojam. Yet, under woyane, the Amharas that did build metekel awraja are subjected to leave the area with ethnic cleansing. Beshangul-Gumuz which is a woyane created term/name never existed before is divided Gojam and those saying Amharas including from Gojam are not allowed to live, work, have good life and full right including to vote and be elected. They are treated by the primitive ugly Animals as immigrants. This is the real woyane devil work no one will forget or forgive. However, Ethiopians especially those from Gojam must not feel the way woyane and its dogs are treating them but fight back knowing the Entire Metekel awraja is part of Gojam.
Most Importantly Ethiopian forces must come and work together especially with less talk and big results. Don’t face woyane with face to face battle which is their tactic to destroy Ethiopia, kill innocent citizens as they did in Badme and prolong their criminal looting Era in the country. But destroy them first with International relation and the same times confront them with anything including everything when they come in abroad.
Meles did die mentally, morally and psychologically until he became empty as human in USA because of the humiliation and confrontation he has got By brave Ethiopian during the meeting he was planning to be the Star of the Shaw as he did weeks before in Addis with world Economic forum because of he is a dictator/little stupid and no one was there to challenge or question him.
The new foreign minister is a kind of dangerous diseases against the country. Ethiopian foreign relation is run by them from top to down as it is the case with military, telecommunication, security and so on.
Just have a new but effective strategy to clean these dirty bunches of criminals with strategy they will be ended up in ICC court including with ethnic cleansing and everything they have done and still are doing.
Ginbot 7 and EPPF as one force for common goal need to come together and have good relation with Egypt. If Ethiopia get a strong, wise and determine power that would clean woyane/Ethnic policy doctrines, Sudan, South Sudan and others will join that force. The Ethiopian abandoned water wealth, fertile soil, nice weather and everything Ethiopia is good at is not in Tigry (old Tigry). Because the woyane created Tigry since 1996 after taking huge and fertile lands from Gonder and wollo will never ever be part of Tigry. Be sure about that.
Big thank, respect and admiration to ESAT and we have to support and use its huge benefit/contribution.
ው/ት ርዮት አለሙ በ አለም ድርጅት ጥረትሽ ስለተመሰገነ እንክዋን ዴስ ያለሽ ::
ምንም በ እስራት ላይ ብትሆኚም ሃሳብሽ ለ ኢትዮጵያ እንደሆነ አልጠራጠርም::
የ ወያኔ አጫፋሪዎች ይህ አይነት ዜና ደስ አይላቸውም::
እንክዋን እኛ ሃበሻዎች ቀርቶ አለም እየተገንዘበው የመጣው ነገር የ እ ህ አ ዴ ግ አርመኔነት ነው::
የጭካኔ አመራር የሚከተለው የ ቲ ፒ ኤል ኤፍ ዘራፊ ቡድን ከ ውስጥም ሆነ ከውጪ እንደተጠላ ይህ ያረጋግጣል::
Sorry to see Riot Alemu and Eskinder Nega serving in prison for all the crimes they committed, because, I believ that they have been the messangers of those idiots diasporas…
Especially, refer to the following individuals and observe how they have been prostituting or associating themselves to distroy Ethiopia:
Alemayoh G Mariam
The Esat media
However, Ethiopia is an independent country that has a constitution or a rule of law to govern its people. So, wether we like it or not, no one should be above the law of the country, and it is appropriate to punish anyone who don’t accept or respect the law of the country.
In addition, we are facing a global terrorist that all the good hearted and peace loving people need to united to win against those enemies…so far, Ethiopia is doing a great job in fighting those evils and we should stand behind them…
God bless the world!!
I am always puzzled why international treaties fail to restore policies and conditions that inhibit barbarian and ruthless act of countries like Ethiopia. The Etihopian govenment is backed by the western diplomats mainly by the United States eventhough these alies have concrete evidences of the Ethiopian government buchering its own people. Journalist Reyot is one of the people that became victime of tyranny.
ende ho chi minh
ende che guevera
The only way out of poverty is with struggle. I will continue to defy oppression until I die like my brothers and sisters before me.
Long live mother Ethiopia.
Better to die than live oppressed!
A crystal clear message to the regime. Nobody believes their fairy tell of a terrorist.
Citizens are cheering. The international community is honoring, respecting and rewarding.
This honor have put her name on the big screen again. Once again it is proved that the ruling party is known for holding grudges and applying its draconian legislation retroactively to target its adversaries, real or perceived.
A real shame for Weyanne dogs. Imprisoning an innocent woman, denying a medical attention, forbidding education, threatening with confinement & harassing ….. all for getting afraid of a girl’s pen!
I would like to congratulate Reeyot for the award! I admire her courage!……..
Mimi(Sebehatu?)…LOL !!!For your brain washed Agazi KEFFO RAS Mind ,it is UNESCO itself which did paye the sheets metal with the timbers to protect Lalibela Churches while your Looter Dead Patriach and the Agazi sinode are daily filing their pockets with the Churches Moneys and the believers donations faithfuly offered to the Church .The
wealth massed from the lootings by the Agazi pops could afterall being used on the restauration of these historical heritages .It also UNESCO which financialy participated with the Italian Government on the return of the Axum Obelix .And still paying the pen and the exercices books ,even in your desperate rocky land ,to the poor children .While your bandit masters are feeding the peoples with only Empty and Useless Speeches. Reeyot and her Friends shall be soon freed by the wills and
the struggle of the Ethiopian Peoples as the whole .While the bandit Agazis with their bandas shall soon roast in hell .
As a responsible journalist she reported what she saw and that is what journalist do.
Journalist should be free to report news and what ever they discovered. All they have is a pen and paper not guns.
Dictators who live in fear of truth hate journalists because they want to hide their crimes. So journalists are caught in between their jobs and EPRDF dictatorship. .
ወያኔ በክፋፍለህ ግዛው አመራር ህዝባችን አንድነት እንዳያገኝ ብሎም ኢ ህ አ ዴ ግን እንዳይወረውር ይጥራል::
ራሳቸው ህጉን ደንግገው ፈላጭ ቆራጭ ሁነው እራሳቸው ዳኛዎች በመሆን ማሰር መግደል ስራቸው የሆኑት እነኚህ የትናንትና ቁምጣ ለባሾች የዛሬ ሙሉ ልብስ አድራጊዎች ትናንትና በረባርሶ አድርገው እንዳልታዩ አሁን ጫማ እየመረጡ የስርቆት አቁማዳቸው እየዴለበ ያሉት የ አገራችን መሪ ተብዬዎች ናቸው::
ታድያ ይህን እያየን ለምን ይሆናል የምንለው የ ኢትዮጵያ ልጆችዋ በ ናዝሬት ድረ ገጽ ላይም ሳይቀር የ ቲ ፒ ኤል ኤፍ ፍርፋሪ ለቃሚዎች ሲሰድቡን ወ ግሩም ጊዜ የሰጠው ቅል መቸም ድንጋይን ይሰብር የለ!!
-ህዝባችን በረሃብ ሲማቅቅ
-ኑሮ ግሽበቱ ሰውን እንዳይኖር እያሰቃየው
-ኑዋሪው ካለበት ሲባረር
-ወጣቱ አገር ጥሎ ስደት ሲገባ
-ሴቶች ዜጎቻችን ወደ አረብ አገር ለ ቤት ሰራተኝነት ሲሄዱ
-ህልማዊ የሆነ ባጀቱ ገና ያልተገኘለት የ አባይ ግድብ እየተባለ ሰዉ ከጉሮርው ተነጥቆ ክፈል እየተባለ
-መሬት ለውጪ ኩባንያዎች ለመቶ አመታት ኪራይ በሳንቲም ደረጃ ክፍያ በነጻ አለመባሉ ያስገርማል!!
-በ አፋር ያሉት ህዝቦች በረሃብ እያለቁ::
የ ህዝባችንን ጭቆና የሚያሳውቁትን ጋዜጠኞች ሽብር ፈጣሪዎች ናችሁ ብሎ ዋሽቶ ማሰርወረ ስንቱ ግፍና በደል ተነግሮ ያልቃል::
ታድያ የወያኔ ካድሬዎች ይህን አንባሻ የቀደደውን አፋቸውን በ ናዝሬት ድረ ገጽ ላይ ይከፍታሉ::
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