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Ethiopia regulator decries harassment of journalists

The state-funded Ethiopian Media Authority (Ema) has issued a statement calling on the authorities to stop harassing media workers, particularly investigative journalists.

It came after the privately owned Ethiopian Satellite Television (Esat TV) said last week that it had received what it called a letter of intimidation from a court in the capital, Addis Ababa.

“Of late, a tendency to stop the work of investigative journalism has been observed,” Ema said.

“In line with the responsibility bestowed on it to create an enabling environment for the mass media, the Ethiopian Media Authority calls for an end to the harassment of investigative journalists by any quarters.”

Source: BBC

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