Media group Ethiopia curbs reports on PMs health

first_img Comments   Share   Top Stories JOHANNESBURG (AP) – A press freedom advocacy group says Ethiopian authorities have blocked the publication of a prominent independent newspaper featuring reports on the health of the country’s long-time ruler.The Committee to Protect Journalists said Tuesday that about 30,000 copies of the independent weekly Feteh were blocked on grounds of “inciting national insecurity and endangering the government and the public.” New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist Speculation about Prime Minister Meles Zenawi’s health abounded last week after he missed an important regional summit for the first time since he assumed office in 1991. He is rumored to be undergoing treatment abroad, but his government said he was merely resting a few days after experiencing exhaustion.CPJ said the ban “illustrates the depth of repression in Ethiopia today, and authorities’ determination to suppress independent coverage of the prime minister.”(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)center_img Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breaches Sponsored Stories last_img read more