Life as an Eritrean journalist

Last month, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) declared that Eritrea is the world’s most censored country, worse even than North Korea or Turkmenistan. Their survey highlights the fact that independent media was banned in 2001; that at least 16 Eritrean journalists are behind bars, making the government the worst jailer of journalists in sub-Saharan

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PEN Eritrea conducts writers’ workshops in Cairo and Kampala

PEN Eritrea conducted workshops to Eritrean refugee writers in Cairo and Kampala from 17th -21st of September and from 30th of September to the 1st of October, respectively. More than 45 participants —collectively – took part in the workshops. The sessions were offered as part of PEN Eritrea’s Breaking the Silence project which is implemented

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ዕላል ምስ ቀሺ ዮናስ ወልደሩፋኤል፤ ንመጽሓፍ እኩብ ግጥምታት እንቶሽን ካልእን

ፍቕረይ የማን* ኣብ መጋቢት 2019 ብኣሕታሚ እምኵሉ ተሓቲማ ንዕዳጋ ዝተዘርግሐት መጽሓፍ እኵብ ግጥምታት እንቶሽ ብቀሺ ዮናስ ወልደሩፋኤል፡ ደራሲ ኣብ መንጎ 1998ን ብቐንዱ ከኣ ድሕሪ ኣብ 2009 ንስደት ድሕሪ ምምራሑ ዝጸሓፎም 102 ግምጥታት ዝሓዘት’ያ። ግጥምታት እዛ መጽሓፍ፡ ነቲ ዝገልጽዎን ዝግለጽሉን ባህሊ በርቢሮም፣ እቲ ባህሊ መንነቱ ዝገልጸሎም ኣበሃህላታት፡ ምሳሌታትን ላዛታቶምን ኣለልዮም፡ ዳግማይ ከሺኖም ናብቲ ዝገልጽዎ ባህሊ፡ ስምዒትን

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እቶም ጸሓፍቲስ ተደልዮም… ናይ ኣቶ ኣርኣያ ኣርባዕተ ዓመታት ማይ-ስርዋ’ኸ?

ይርጋኣለም ፍስሃ*  ቀዳመይቲ ንግሆ “ንመተኣስርተይ ከመይ ሓደርኩም ክብል” ኣቶ ኣርኣያ ደፎጭ ኣብ ሚ/ት/ክ/ት/ን/ሚድያ (ሬድዮ ባና) ተሓዚ ንብረት ዝነበሩ ቀይሕ ቆማት ኣቦ’ዮም። ገርሂን ሕያዋይን ድማ! ምዱብ ስራሖም፡ ንሰራሕተኛታት ዘድሊ መሳርሒታት ቤት ጽሕፈት፡ ብሓለፍቲ ተፈቒዱ ምስ ተፈረመ፡ ኣብታ እንተላይ መኽዘን ዝዀነት ቤት ጽሕፈቶም ኰይኖም ቢሮ፡ መሕተምን መጽሓፍን ወረቓቕቲ፡ tab record… ዝኣመሰሉ ንገራት ንሰራሕተኛታት ምዕዳል’ዩ። ብተወሳኺ ኣብቲ ኣብ

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“An artist has the responsibility to take stand,” Gianluca Costantini

From the last week of June until mid-July, PEN Eritrea has been collaborating with artist and activist Gianluca Costantini to highlight the cases of forgotten Eritrean journalists. In his Human Rights in Eritrea series, the artist has produced 15 illustrations of the jailed journalists. A faculty of Bologna School of Fine Arts and this year’s

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በየነ ሃይለ ኣብ ዝኽሪ ሻውዓይ ዓመቱ፤ “ንሕና’ውን ኣይጸገብናካን በያን”

 ኢሳያስ በየነ* እዚ ጽሑፍ ብምኽንያት ዝኽሪ በየነ ሃይለ እተዳለወ እዩ። በየነ ሃይለ ካብ ዝዓርፍ እንሆ ሎሚ ዕለት 29 ሰነ ሻውዓይ ዓመቱ ይገብር ኣሎ። ድሕሪ’ዚ ኵሉ ዓመታት፡ ተመሊሰ ነቲ ኣብ ዝተፈላለየ እዋናት ዘዕልለንን (ዘዕልለናን) ዝነበረ ዕላላት’ሞ ዝምዝግቦም ዝነበርኩ ተመሊሰ ክርእዮም ፈቲነ። እቲ ዕላላት ጥራይ ዘይኰነ እቲ ሃዋህው’ውን እዩ ጎፍ ኢሉኒ። በየነ በቲ ህዱእን ትሑትን ዝበለ ድምጹ፡ ዘይርብሽ

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ምትርጓም ኪበዝሕ ከሎ

እዮብ ብእምነት* ኣብዚ ቀረባ ግዜ፡ ሓደ ትጉህን ህንጡይን ሓድሽ ጸሓፊ፡ ነቲ ብእንግሊዝኛ ዝቐሰሞ ትምህርቲ፡ ናብቶም ምልከት ቋንቋ እንግሊዝ ዘለዎም ከስግር ስለዝደለየ እዩ ዚመስል፡ ትርጕም ሓያሎ ናይ እንግሊዝኛ ቃላት ናብ ትግርኛ  ኪሓትት ጀሚሩ። ምኽሪ እተሓተቱ ድማ በብዚመስሎም ነቶም ኣብ ትግርኛ ቃል የብሎምን ዝበልዎም ናይ እንግሊዝኛ ቃላት ናብ ኣምሳያኦም ትግርኛ ይቕይር’ዩ ዝበልዎም እተሓናገሩን እተሓናዀሉን ቃላት ለገሱሉ። ሽዑ፡

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The Colonial Museum is Reopening in Italy and We Have Questions

Timnet T. Gedar* Recently, the conversation on museums has been revolving around “restitution,” “compensation,” and “decolonization.” Even while most have failed to repatriate objects, many former colonial powers are beginning to acknowledge the damage they have inflicted on others. In the United States, there is a new National Museum for African American History and Culture

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