Had a fascinating lunch today with Dawit Kebede, the courageous editor of the only remaining independent newspaper in Addis Ababa. He is getting a 2010 International Press Freedom Award tonight in New York from the Committee to Protect Journalists. I hope he gets lots more recognition for what he’s doing to preserve a neutral, independent voice.
Thank goodness we have press freedom here at home…oops, Dennis Whittle points out we don’t. At least not for many aid bloggers, who have to remain anonymous for fear of losing their jobs.
Could the CPJ consider an award for those aid bloggers? Alas, it would still have to be anonymous, unlike Ethiopia.