Ethiopia Cautiously Embraces New Era of Press Freedom

This story originated in the Amharic service. Salem Solomon contributed to the story.

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA —Ethiopia’s historic strides toward democracy and openness have given journalists in the country hope for greater freedom to report the news.

In a speech at the African Union headquarters to commemorate World Press Freedom Day, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed encouraged journalists to “seize” the moment.

But he also cautioned restraint.