August 14, 2012 | By Jillian York

Take Action to Support Ethiopian Blogger Eskinder Nega

Recently, we wrote about Ethiopian blogger Eskinder Nega, who was sentenced under the country's vague counterterrorism to eighteen years in prison for blogging about government corruption.

Individuals and organizations in the U.S. that wish to offer support for Eskinder Nega and freedom of expression in Ethiopia have several options. They can:

In the weeks since our post, a number of organizations have come out in support, petitioning the Ethiopian government to free Nega and drop the charges against him.  The International Press Institute has submitted a letter signed by prominent journalists from all over the world, while Freedom Now filed a petition with the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention.  A group of 32 IFEX member organizations has also sent an appeal for Nega's release.
As Martin Luther King, Jr. once wrote, "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."  It is imperative that we speak out against threats to freedom of expression wherever they occur.

Deeplinks Topics

Stay in Touch

NSA Spying

EFF is leading the fight against the NSA's illegal mass surveillance program. Learn more about what the program is, how it works, and what you can do.

Follow EFF

We've had our differences with ex-NSA director Hayden, but even he thinks encryption back doors are a bad idea:

Oct 7 @ 2:51pm

Free software makes wireless devices safer and faster. Don't let the FCC wipe it out.

Oct 7 @ 1:50pm

Facebook told @motherboard its names policy keeps users safe—but our letter to Facebook explains how wrong that is.

Oct 7 @ 1:34pm
JavaScript license information