CNN’s African Voices: Award-Winning Journalist Dawit Kebede

Dawit Kebede, Editor of Awramba Times newspaper in Ethiopia, was honored with CPJ's 2010 press freedom award.

Tadias Magazine
News Update

Published: Tuesday, May 24, 2011

New York (Tadias) – The Award-winning Ethiopian journalist and independent newspaper Editor Dawit Kebede is the subject of this week’s CNN’s African Voices, which according to the cable news channel “highlights Africa’s most engaging personalities, exploring the lives and passions of people who rarely open themselves up to the camera.”

Dawit Kebede, Founder and Managing Editor of Awramba Times, was one of four journalists who was honored at the Committee to Protect Journalists’ 20th Annual International Press Freedom Awards benefit dinner on the evening of Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010 at New York’s Waldorf-Astoria. He was one of the first journalists to be jailed for reporting on the violence following Ethiopia’s 2005 national elections. He was released two years later by presidential pardon. He continues to live and work in Addis Ababa where he publishes an independent political Amharic newspaper.

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Spotlight on Dawit Kebede: Winner of the 2010 Press Freedom Award


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