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On Eve of Secretary of State Christopher's First Trip To Ethiopia, New Report To Reveal State of Jailing and Harassment of Journalists, and Widespread Press Restrictions in Ethiopia

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BILL BRONROTT, 301-652-6016
KAKUNA KERINA, 212-465-1004, x103

CPJ Investigation Finds Ethiopia Imprisoned More Journalists in Past Three Years Than Any Other African Nation; CPJ to Urge Ethiopian & U.S. Government Reforms

The CPJ report will be released on October 7 -- the day Ethiopia's Parliament reconvenes and the day Secretary of State Christopher leaves on his first trip to Africa, including Ethiopia -- to focus attention on the numerous important media issues the Ethiopian legislators will address.

The Committee to Protect Journalists responds to attacks on press freedoms worldwide. CPJ investigates more than 2,000 cases every year and takes action on behalf of journalists and their news organizations without regard to political ideology.


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