World Press Freedom Day conference held in Ethiopia as recognition of PM's efforts to release journalists from prison
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This Friday marks the World Press Freedom Day. At least ninety five journalists were killed last year, according to the International Federation of Journalists. In honour of the occasion, a conference was held in Ethiopia on the role of the media in elections and democracy, in a country that was one of the world's worst prosecutors of journalists until last year. Since reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed took over last year, this environment has changed dramatically.