What’s He Got to Hide?

Ethiopia brutally imprisons journalists who champion free speech and an end to human rights abuses. That repression is only inviting more scrutiny. Full Story »

Posted by Manfred Ostrowski - via Nicholas Kristof, New York Times (Opinion), Opinion Source
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Subjects: World
Topics: Human Rights
Member Tags: Ethiopia, freedom of the press, human rights and human rights violations, meles zenawi, politics and government, Foreign aid, Ethiopia
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Posted by: Posted by Manfred Ostrowski - Jan 28, 2012 - 4:08 PM PST
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Edited by: Manfred Ostrowski - Jan 30, 2012 - 3:03 AM PST

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Bob Herrschaft
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by Bob Herrschaft - Jan. 31, 2012

Although the human rights abuses in Ethiopia don't come as a surprise the article nevertheless triggers some thoughts about humanitarian aid and how it's distributed not only by governments but by private foundations as well. When humanitarian aid bolsters regimes that treat their people(or the foreign press) like laboratory animals it seems to me that funding is misplaced and should be redirected toward the few struggling democracies that could use more of that assistance. Judiciously placed, this type of aid(non-military) can be beneficial to both the donor and the recipient for the good will it can foster but where human rights abuses(or corruption) prevail it becomes counter-productive and helps to entrench autocratic ... More »

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Manfred Ostrowski
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by Manfred Ostrowski - Jan. 30, 2012
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