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Ethiopian journalists' situation at the end of 1999


The following is an IFJ update concerning the situation of journalists in Ethiopia at the end of 1999:


IMPRISONED JOURNALISTS

1. Garuma Bekele - imprisoned since October 27 1997
2. Solomon Nemera - imprisoned since October 16 1997
3. Tamrat Gemeda - imprisoned since October 1997
4. Tesfaye Deressa - imprisoned since October 14 1997
5. Tilahun Bekele - imprisoned since December 23 1997
6. Zemedkun Moges - imprisoned since March 1997
7. Abera Weggi - imprisoned since May 27 1999
8. Bizunesh Debebe - imprisoned since August 1999

JOURNALISTS RELEASED ON BAIL WHILE CASES STILL PENDING IN COURT

NAME - PRESS

1. Alemayehu Kifle - Zegabi
2. Aklilu Tadesse - Maebel
3. Atnafu Alemayehu - Tomar
4. Biru Tsegaye - Tobia
5. Dawit Kebede - Fiameta
6. Dawit Taye - Beza
7. Garuma Bekele - Urji
8. Israel Seboka - Seyfe Nebelbal
9. Iyob Demeke - Tarik
10. Melese Gesit - Gemora
11. Kifle Mulat - Ethio Time
12. Lubaba Seid - Tarik
13. Mekonnen Worku - Maebel
14. Sisay Agena - Ethiop
15. Sisaye Negusie - Agere
16. Tamrat Zuma - Atkurot
17. Taye Belachew - Tobia
18. Tesahlene Mengesha - Mebruk
19. Tesfa Tegegne - Beza
20. Tesfaye Deresa - Urji
21. Tilahun Bekele - Fetash
22. Tsegaye Ayalew - Gananaw
23. Worku Alemayehu - Mebruk
24. Yared Atnafu - Beza
25. Zegeye Haile - Gananaw
26. Tewodros Kassa - Ethiop
27. Yimer Tiruneh - Ethiop
28. Akalu Atlaw - Agerie
29. Kidest Belachew - Aemro
30. Moges Meskelu - Ethiop
31. Eskinder Negga - Menilik

JOURNALISTS WHO HAVE FLED THE COUNTRY AND ARE LIVING IN EXILE

1. Nebeyou Eyasu - Africa Kend
2. Metsehefe Sirak - Muday
3. Elias Wondimu - Moged
4. Mulugeta Lule - Tobia
5. Yosef Yetimgeta - Mahlet
6. Kinfu Asefa - Moged
7. Kibret Mekonnen - Aemero
8. Tefera Asmare - Ethiopis
9. Kefale Mamo - Ruh
10. Semegn Mekonnen - Aemero
11. Biniam Tadesse - Agere
12. Melaku Tsegaye - Muday
13. Asrat Damtew - Muday
14. Getachew Bekele - Tarik
15. Nike Kassaye - Beza
16. Abiy Afework - Tequami
17. Kassahun Seboka - Tomar
18. Sintayeh Biro - Tekuret
19. Nega Tariku - Keyet
20. Gima Endrias - Ruhama
21. Berhanu Liyew - Keyet
22. Andualem Muhamed - Keyet
23. Seleshi Tegegne - Gemoraw
24. Nega Getachew - Maraton
25. Dereie Biru - Tequami
26. Lulu Kebede - Neka
27. Anteneh Merid - Tobia


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