Global Journalist: Eritrea’s Opportunity
6 Sept 2018
The young nation of Eritrea is often referred to as the North Korea of Africa.
The country has jailed thousands of political prisoners, eliminated the independent press and forces much of the population into indefinite military service. Border guards sometimes ‘shoot to kill’ Eritreans fleeing the country.
But a July peace agreement with longtime adversary Ethiopia, Eritreans are waiting to see if new contacts with the outside world will open up a closed state.
On this edition of Global Journalist, a look at Eritrea’s moment of opportunity.
The military threat from neighboring Ethiopia has long given Eritrea a pretext for intense internal repression. On today’s program: after a new peace deal, what may become of a country known as the North Korea of Africa? Joining the program:*Arnaud Froger of Reporters sans frontières / Reporters Without Borders / RSF*Salem Solomon of Voice of America – VOA*Andebrhan Welde Giorgis of Eri-Platform*Daniel Mekonnen of Eritrean Law Society – ELS
Geplaatst door Global Journalist op Donderdag 6 september 2018
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