Ethiopia: Information Without Interference (Page 1 of 2) the past few years, Ethiopia has been ranked at the bottom of the list of nations with the worst records on press freedom. In the 2009 Freedom House’s ‘Press Freedom Rankings’, Ethiopia came in at a dismal 165/195 countries. Reporters Without Borders ranked Ethiopia at 140/175 countries in 2009. The Committee to Protect Journalists on 2 May 2007 ranked Ethiopia as number 1 among the ‘top 10 backslider’ countries ‘worldwide where press freedom has deteriorated the most over the last five years.’ When Zenawi ordered the jamming of Voice of America (VOA) broadcasts recently, the International Federation of Journalists (the world’s largest organisation of journalists) on 1 April 2010 vehemently denounced his actions: ‘We condemn jamming of broadcasts. It is unprofessional, intolerant and flies in the face of promises that the Ethiopian Government is committed to press freedom. Ethiopia: Information Without Interference (Page 1 of 2)

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