World Press Freedom Day conference held in Ethiopia as recognition of PM's efforts to release journalists from prison
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.