Month: September 2020

Twenty years later, Awate.com’s founding editor: “I never thought the freedom to talk would take this long”

Sept. 20, 2020 For the last two decades, awate.com has been the name synonymous with Eritrean independent media, where nationals inside the country would go through the discouraging internet connection and ubiquitous surveillance of the police state to have a glimpse of their country, as all independent media have been closed since September 2001. Indisputably,

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Saleh “Gadi” Johar named PEN Eritrea’s 2020 Freedom of Expression Award Winner

Staff (Sept. 18, 2020): Awate.com’s founding editor, novelist, and activist, Saleh “Gadi” Johar has been named PEN Eritrea’s annual Freedom of Expression Award winner, a recognition that awards $1,000.00 and a trophy. The award ceremony was hosted virtually on Friday, September 18,  2020. On behalf of the award committee, Dr. Daniel R. Mekonnen noted that

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