His Excellency Amara Essy
African Union Headquarters
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Via facsimile: 251-1-51-2622/3036
The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is concerned that the constitution of the new African Union (AU) does not protect the right to press freedom. In fact, the language of this new constitution marks a significant setback for press freedom and freedom of expression in Africa, both of which were enshrined in the constitution of the Organization of African Unity, the precursor to the AU.