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What a Journalist Jailed For 20 Years Reveals About the Global Assault on Independent Media

Published on: Thu, 11 Nov 2021 16:23:59 UTC
News Agency: Times
In 2001, the Eritrean government shut down the entire independent press. The Swedish-Eritrean journalist Dawit Isaak, a prolific writer and courageous journalist with Setit, Eritrea’s first independent newspaper, was arbitrarily detained, held incommunicado, and denied access to family, consular assistance, and the right to counsel—effectively, an enforced disappearance. The “crime”? Setit had published an open…
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