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Once Bitten, Forever Smitten

By Michela Wrong* To write one book about Eritrea – a book aimed at ordinary readers, I mean, rather than academics — is a fairly rare event. I can count the number of non-Eritreans who’ve attempted it in the last five years on the fingers of one hand. To write two suggests either an obsessive […]

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Friends Honor Jailed Eritrean journalists

Friends and colleagues of long-imprisoned Eritrean journalists held a symposium in Alexandria, Virginia, on May 28. The Eritrean organizers said their intent was to honor the lives and works of the journalists who have been detained incommunicado in Eritrea for 15 years without formal charges or communication with family members. (Photo by Alex Teame) The […]

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Kafka’s The Trial in Eritrea

Today, on World Press Freedom Day, the director of PEN Eritrea in Exile shares his experience of life as a journalist in Eritrea, the country ranked worst in the world (180th) for press freedom in a report by Reporters without Borders. Kafka’s The Trial in Eritrea « GO BACK

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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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The Essay in Tigrigna: An Overview of the Early Period

This paper tries to present an overview of the essay in Tigrigna in its early phase. By virtue of its exploratory character, it attempts to present, rather copiously, examples of the different types of Tigrigna essays written during the 1940s. One of its main tasks is to show how the consolidation and maturity of the […]

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እታ መንግስቲ ዝተጻብኣ ናይ መንግስቲ ረድዮ

በየነ ሰመረ* መሬት ኣይደሓነን ን19 ለካቲት 2009 ልክዕ ሰዓት ክልተ ድሕሪ ቀትሪ፡ ኵሎም ኣባላት ረድዮ ባና ዓመታዊ ናይ ስራሕ ገምጋም ንምግባር ኣኼባ ከም ዘሎ ካብ ዝንገር ሳልስቲ ኣቝጺሩ ነበረ። እቶም ደጋጊሞም ንስራሕ ዘይኣትዉ ኣባላት’ውን ኣብታ መዓልቲ ከይበዅሩ ከም ዝድውለሎም ተገይሩ። ገለ ኣባላት ነብሶም ግዲ ነጊሩዎም ኣብቲ ኣኼባ ክዳን ደሪቦም’ዮም መጺኦም። ኣካያዲ ኣኼባ ዳይረክተር ጀነራል ክፍሊ […]

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