Three journalists have been detained in Ethiopia for giving publicity to a group designated by the government as a terrorist organisation.
A freelance video journalist accredited to The Associated Press, Amir Aman Kiyaro, local journalists Thomas Engida and Addisu Muluneh, have been detained.
Police say the journalists violated Ethiopia’s state of emergency and anti-terrorism law.
The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) condemned the arrests and called for the immediate release of all journalists arrested for their work.
The CPJ said a police spokesperson Jeylan Abdi had told them that contacting a group designated as a terrorist group was a crime under the country’s anti-terror law and not an act of journalism.
Several journalists have been detained under the state of emergency laws.