In Abiy’s Ethiopia, press freedom flourished then fear returned

In Abiy’s Ethiopia, press freedom flourished then fear returned

Ethiopian journalist Dessu Dulla who works at the Oromia News Network (ONN) reads the news bulletin inside their studios in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia May 25, 2021. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

When Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed took over in 2018 and freed dozens of jailed members of the media as part of a raft of political reforms, journalist Dessu Dulla rushed home from the Netherlands.

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