A Jailed Journalist Speaks Out

From Warscapes: Ethiopia's Eskinder Nega describes what it's like to be arrested for his writing.

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I log out my email and stand up. It is hard to sign in and out of a simple email window. Fast broadband Internet gave birth to the North African revolution, and now the revolution-phobic EPRDF-led Ethiopian government [Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front] is struggling against fast Internet access. As the Ethiopian proverb goes, "Clueless dude will marry a pregnant woman"; EPRDF is trying to dry the source of revolution out of frustration, and fast Internet and social media are targets.

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