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July 3, 2014

Up to 20 journalists reportedly fired from Ethiopian broadcaster

Ethiopian state broadcaster's alleged dismissal of reporters prompts questions over press freedom.
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. (GETTY IMAGES/FRANK VAN DEN BERGH)

Ethiopia's state-run Oromia Radio and Television Organization (ORTO) allegedly sacked up to 20 journalists on June 25. Neither the station nor the government has given reasons for the reported firings, but Reporters Without Borders said ORTO management found the reporters had "narrow political views". 

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