Ethiopian journalist ID’d in WikiLeaks cable flees country — CPJ

Committee to Protect Journalists Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) – Addis Neger's newsroom in 2009, before the editors fled and the paper folded. (Addis Neger)

New York, September 14, 2011–U.S. diplomatic cables disclosed last month by WikiLeaks cited an Ethiopian journalist by name and referred to his unnamed government source, forcing the journalist to flee the country after police interrogated him over the source’s identity, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. It is the first instance CPJ has confirmed in which a citation in one of the cables has caused direct repercussions for a journalist.

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Ethiopian journalist ID’d in WikiLeaks cable flees country

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