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Developing a free press

On a trip to Ethiopia in the 1990s, I met with prime minister Meles Zenawi to try to persuade him to stop jailing journalists. Since Meles’ guerrillas had ousted a repressive Soviet-backed dictatorship a few years before, there had been an explosion of exuberant and sometimes wildly inaccurate little newspapers, many of them attacking Meles. So […]

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