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Poets are targeted because…

why jail a poet? Because as the poet Abdellatif Laâbi explains, a poet is a “statistician of pain” and “fool of hope.” – Abraham Zere’s article about the dire repression in the media and arts in Eritrea. Poets are targeted because…

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Reflections on the Beginning of Eritrean Free Press

Aaron Berhane* Whenever I walk on the streets of Toronto from the subway station to where I work, I encounter people who distribute a free copy of the Metro newspaper. I don’t know whether it’s ingrained in my mind or my memory gets refreshed every day but I remember Setit— the first newspaper I co-founded […]

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