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IFJ Urges Ethiopia to stop crackdown on journalists covering conflict in Tigray region

Moscow, Jul 8 (UNI/Sputnik) The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) urged the Ethiopian authorities on Thursday to stop persecuting journalists who are covering the ongoing conflict in the country's northern Tigray region and take measures to ensure their safety.
"Journalists have been facing increasing threats of arrest and violence in Ethiopia since the start of the war in Tigray ... The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) urges the authorities to stop targeting the media and take steps to ensure journalists’ safety," the IFJ said in a press release.
In June alone, 12 journalists from two independent media outlets — Awlo Media Center and Ethio Forum — were arrested for alleged affiliation with a terrorist organization, the global association said, noting that both news outlets recently reported on the armed conflict between the federal government and the Tigray People's Liberation Front.
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